Graduate Programs

Overview of our Graduate Programs

The School of Public Affairs offers graduate degrees in City Planning, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration.

The Master in City Planning is designed to provide students with generalized skills and experience necessary to creatively address challenges of urban and regional planning.

The Criminal Justice program educates students for careers in criminal justice agencies or to go on to graduate research or to law school. Its programs critically assess the sources of criminal behavior and society’s system of dealing with offenders through law, courts, corrections, and community.

The Public Administration program prepares students for management careers in government, community agencies, private, non-profit organizations, planning and consulting firms and private sector organizations that work in partnership with the public sector.

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criminal justice students on campus
Students earning a MCJC undertake a course of study that prepares them to teach at the community college level or engage in criminal justice research in government or non-profit agencies
city planning students in the field
SDSU's City Planning masters degree program is fully accredited by the national Planning Accreditation Board, and a member of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
Public Affairs students posing at Capital building with politician
SDSU’s MPA program develops innovative leaders who champion public service values including diversity, equity, ethics, and accountability, to support the well-being of communities...

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