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Director: David C. Powell

Center Office: Social Science Public Affairs Bldg. (SS/PA), Room 228

Telephone: (562) 985-4178

Faculty: Walter F. Baber, Adam M. Butz, Edward Martin, William Moore, John W. Ostrowski, David C. Powell

Department Coordinator: Kathy Allan

Distance Learning: Sheryl Caito

Telephone: (562) 985-4179

Career Possibilities

Management Analyst • City Manager • Financial Analyst • Project Manager • Presidential Management Intern (PMI) • Non-Profit Management (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


The Center offers the Master of Public Administration degree; options in the degree program include Public Works Administration and Urban Affairs; and graduate certificate programs in Public Management Analyst, Employer-Employee Relations and Personnel Management, and Public Sector Financial Management.

Admission applications are encouraged from persons with successful government service who wish to pursue the degree, part-time or full-time. A detailed summary of requirements, current course offerings and procedures are contained in student handbooks available from the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration and on its website at

The Center is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Commission on Peer Review and Acceditation.

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