College of Humanities and Social Sciences

MPA Public Administration

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student Learning Outcome #1: Students in the Master of Public Administration Program at Cal State Fullerton will be able to demonstrate and understanding of the major components of a public personnel system, as well as the nuances of effective motivation, behavior, and management. Student Learning Outcome #2:? Students in the Master of Public Administration Program at Cal State Fullerton will be able to synthesize relevant information to address public problems using the major theories underlying the field of public administration, including those related to governance structures, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and intersectoral relations.
  • Outcome 1: Students in the Master of Public Administration program at CSUF will be able to describe the policy process through the application fo appropriate theories, including those related to the role of stakeholders, administrators, bureacuracies, and the challenges of implementation. Outcome 2: Students in the MPA program at CSUF will be able to participate in the policy process by demonstrating tthe ability to find and use a variety of appropriate resources to research policy issues.
  • To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions. Our students are able to use graphical and tabular methods to summarize and interpret data, analyze basic univariate and bivariate statistics, conduct and evaluate survey research, identify strengths and weaknesses in the designs of research, and articulate an understanding of both substantive and statistical significance.
  • To articulate and apply a public service perspective. Our students are able to identify and apply our public service values: commitment to diversity; accountability; social equity; democratic values; ethical administration.
  • To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry. Our students are able to work effectively in diverse teams and communities; appreciate the value of diversity in workplace and community.
*Retrieved from Compliance Assist January 2, 2019. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.