This program prepares students for the world of public service, particularly in local and state public agencies and nonprofit organizations. The Master of Public Administration focuses on the frontiers, dynamics and foundations of nonprofit and public leadership. It combines theoretical and practical perspectives with rigorous commitment to academic excellence.
Business leaders, including hiring managers, across several industries report that a “skills gap” exists between the attributes they look for in prospective new hires and staff seeking promotions and the attributes they want to see in these same individuals. The gap isn’t in the technical skills needed. It is in the individual’s interpersonal communication skills, project management skills, ability to work in a team environment, and other “soft skills”. In addition, they report that the individual really set up for success is the person with business acumen.
The School Psychology program prepares you to serve as a knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologist in California public schools, grades K-12. You’ll learn to understand and address learning and behavioral problems in the classroom, and provide services that help students from varied abilities, cultural backgrounds, and economic levels to succeed academically, emotionally and socially.
Candidates earn both an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, as well as PPS Credential.