Our Department

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.

Fall Hours

August 21 - December 15, 2017
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00

Department Closed
Labor Day............September 4
Veteran's Day......November 10
Thanksgiving.......November 23-24
Winter Holidays...December 25-January 1

Days of Note
August 28..........First Day Fall Instruction
December 8.......Last Day Fall Instruction
December 11-15..Finals Week
December 15.....Commencement

Contact Us

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

More Information...

Information for Prospective Students

PPA Listserv

Faculty Office Hours


Professor Rob Wassmer, Acting Department Chair
Office phone: 916-278-6557
Email: rwassme@csus.edu 


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