(Major Code: 21020) (SIMS Code: 666905)
The School of Public Affairs and the Center for Latin American Studies offer a concurrent graduate program leading to a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies. This concurrent degree program offers students preparation in the fields of public administration and Latin American studies for the purpose of public administration in fields requiring bi-national understanding of administration in the public sector.
If a student in the concurrent graduate program returns to a single degree program, none of the provisions of the concurrent degree program shall pertain. Transfer units will not be accepted towards the concurrent degrees, nor will previous graduate study or prior degrees be accepted toward meeting the unit requirements.
Admission to the Degree Curriculum
All students must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university with classified graduate standing as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees. The successful applicant will also satisfy the requirements for both the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies. To be admitted to the program, students must have (1) a 3.0 grade point average in the undergraduate major and 2.85 overall and (2) an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Students applying for admission should electronically submit the university application available at http://www.calstate.edu/apply along with the application fee.