Explore Resources and Opportunities
Students pursuing a Master's in Public Administration have an abundance of resources available to them. From student associations to internships and job opportunities, here you will find everything you need to achieve your academic and professional goals.
MPA Student Association
By joining the MPA Student Association, you'll get better acquainted with the program and your fellow students. Some of the benefits include new student orientation, alumni meetings to discuss career advice, an excel workshop, and various opportunities to socialize.
The public administration internship will help you develop academically, professionally, and personally. It is designed to teach students how to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-world situations, in addition to helping you refine your career plans.
MPA Program Objectives
The Goals and Objectives for the SJSU MPA program are found in the New Student Handbook, page 11 to 13
Curious about what courses we offer? Take a look and discover what you'll learn as you pursue an MPA.
If you need to file a petition to extend or remove a grade, file for a leave of absence or other special circumstances, visit our forms page.
It's important for MPA students to understand the policies surrounding the completion of their final projects, including its purpose and criteria.
Pi Alpha Alpha is the honor society for graduate education in public service. It recognizes excellence among graduate students in public administration, public affairs and public policy.
USAJobs.Gov is an excellent resource for MPA graduates who are looking to start their careers working for the federal government.
Jobs.CA.gov is an ideal starting place to find work in the California State Government.
If you want to continue to live and work in San José, SanJoseCA.gov regularly posts human resources jobs.
GovernmentJobs.com is another good starting point for students who are looking for jobs close to where they currently live and study.
Visit Public Service Careers website
San José State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Public Administration Program is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. NASPAA has partnered with APPAM and ASPA in creating a new website, Public Service Careers.