Executive Master of Public Administration
Golden Gate University

Program Details

An Executive Master of Public Administration degree is available through Golden Gate University online.  This program attracts those with five or more years of experience in public and community service.  Those enrolled develop high-quality skills in problem-solving, assessment, evaluation, and more through rigorous coursework.  Concentrations available within this program include:

  • General concentration
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Urban innovations

Courses are available in a completely online or hybrid format and led by faculty with professional experience in their field.  Graduates of this program may find fruitful career moves towards police or fire chief, city manager, legislative supervisor, and other leadership roles.  Take the academic step towards high-quality effectiveness in your community with GGU online.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may need to submit a statement of purpose and resume.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Rhode Island