ASPA Awards 2017
Spring Celebration photo of Assembly McCarty
Visiting Scholar Presentation
Student Research Symposium
Livingston Award 2016-2017
PPA students seated at a mock hearing.

Our Department

President Emeritus Don Gerth at our 25th Anniversary Celebration.

The Department of Public Policy and Administration is a separate unit within the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State, focusing on professional training for graduate students. We offer a Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) as well as a Master of Science in Urban Land Development. Additionally, we offer a Certificate in Collaborative Governance for matriculated graduate students. We also participate in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership and the Judicial Administration Certificate Program.

Our Mission

The Capital Campus's graduate programs in Public Policy and Administration prepare future leaders to address the complex issues that face California. We serve the State and the region by developing leaders with strong analytical tools and a deep commitment to public service.

Spring Hours

January 23 - May 19, 2017
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00

Department Closed
Spring Break.............March 20-24
Cesar Chavez Day.....March 31
Memorial Day............May 29

Days of Note
January 23....First Day of Fall Instruction
May 12..........Last Day of Fall Instruction
May 15-19.....Finals Week
May 19-20.....Commencement

Contact Us

Department of
Public Policy & Administration
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
Tahoe Hall, Room 3038


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Faculty Office Hours


Professor Ted Lascher, Department Chair
Office phone: 916-278-6557