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Public Administration

Public Administration | Committed to Ethical Public Service

All classes for Fall are online allowing everyone to continue with their education. The PA Office will remain open, virtually. Marisol, Toni, Biany, and Dr. Anderson will all be available. Please contact us via phone (909) 537-5758 or email us at

Dr. Jonathan Anderson

Welcome to the Department of Public Administration

Public administration is the field of public service and prepares students for employment in government and not for profit organizations. 

Students entering the field are committed to serving the public interest. Our mission is to offer a high quality education in public administration founded in democratic governance. Our faculty combine practical experience with high academic credentials, and our staff is dedicated to supporting student success.

CSUSB offers a Bachelor of Arts in Administration, Concentration in Public Administration.   

Our website should answer many of your basic questions. However, if you need further information, that is what we are here for! Please let us know how we can be of assistance.

Dr. Jonathan Anderson
Public Administration Chair
Department Office: Jack Brown Hall - JB-456

What is Public Administration?

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a Bachelor's Degree in Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration. Students interested in a career in public service are encouraged to declare this major.

Students in other majors are encouraged to consider declaring a Minor in Public Administration. Having a PA minor can help your job search if you intend to work with or be employed by government organizations. Students in with other concentrations in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration will have already completed some of the course work for the Minor and can substitute other classes.

For more information please see our Undergraduate Advising page.

Our Dedicated Department Staff

We offer a range of services and advising from the Department Office located in Jack Brown Hall, JB-456.  This include services related to admissions, program requirements, concentration information, and other services in support of the MPA program.  Please don't hesitate to call or stop by our office.  

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NASPAA Accredited - The Commission on Peer Review & Accreditation

We are an AACSB-accredited institution, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide. Our graduate program in public administration is accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world.