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Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country. It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service.

    • MPA
    • MPP
    • Exec. MPA
    • L. Certs
  • University of San Francisco
  • 2130 Fulton Street
  • (415) 422-5555
  • Description



    The University of San Francisco was established in 1855 based on the Jesuit values of social justice, leadership in service, diversity, and ethical responsibility. Whether your goal is to evoke positive change through effective public management, motivate others to take action, uphold ethical responsibility in your community, or take a stand in support of the underprivileged, our curriculum will give you the advanced knowledge and skills to advocate for social justice through public service. Our MPA program can help you develop the skills needed to serve your community and a wide range of nonprofit, health, and government organizations. 

    Program offered on-campus and 100% online

    No GRE required

    Graduate from the online program in just 24 months, graduate from the on-campus program in just 28 months

    Ranked in the top 10% of National Universities by U.S. News and World Report 

    If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote social justice and serve the common good.  

    Learn more about the on-campus MPA program. 

    Learn more about the 100% online MPA program. 

     “I now understand how to navigate the complexities of public organizations and how to gather and interpret information necessary to do my work. The program heightened my confidence and gave me the skill-set necessary to reach my career goals.”

    – Constance Farrell, Class of 2012

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