San Francisco, CA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
73%
27%
student ratio
26
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
68%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Master of Public Affairs with a Focus on Political Management

The Master of Public Affairs (MoPA) at the University of San Francisco (USF) is an applied politics program that blends hands-on experience in the political field with rigorous graduate seminars. The MoPA prepares students for careers in campaign/election strategies and management, political media and communications, community organizing, advocacy and lobbying, polling and statistical analysis, and the legislative/government field. All students complete an internship in the final semester, and benefit from working with professionals at the pinnacle of their professions in the vibrant political community of Northern California.

More information is available about the College of Arts and Sciences and applying online, as well as information for international graduate students.

USF Is Your University -- San Francisco Is Your Campus

USF was founded in 1855 as the first university in San Francisco and is ranked in the top tier of national universities (U.S. News & World Report, Tier 1 national university, 2016). USF is a private, Jesuit university with a distinguished history in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, finance and business management. Of the 10,828 students at USF, 37% are graduate students. USF is composed of five graduate schools: Arts and Sciences, Management Education, Law and Nursing.

The university offers rigorous and innovative graduate programs with a truly extraordinary faculty filled with professors who are experts in their fields and passionate about research. USF's faculty members are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized attention to their students by having small class sizes.

Students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world's most vibrant, cosmopolitan, and beautiful cities. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically advanced regions of the world. San Francisco's diverse population draws people from around the world, while the Pacific Ocean climate of the city is moderate all year round. Outside the city, USF students experience California's many other attractions, such as the Napa Valley wine country, the Redwood forests, Pacific beaches, the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, and the Big Sur Coast.


Location & Contact

Public Affairs Program

College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
United States

Kresten Froistad-Martin

Program Manager

Phone: 415-422-5683
Email: upa@usfca.edu

Mark Landerghini

Information Contact

Phone: 415-422-5101
Fax: 415-422-2217
Email: asgraduate@usfca.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Affairs Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Internship, capstone project
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 32
    • Accepted 22
    • Acceptance Rate 68
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students26
    • Female Percentage73%
    • Male Percentage27%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students26
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Full-time Percentage92%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino35%
    • Black / African American15%
    • White / Caucasian19%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races16%
    • Unknown or International Student15%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty8
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage25%
    • Male Percentage75%


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