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Dual MBA/MPA Degree Program Admissions

We’re fortunate to attract cohorts of passionate, forward-thinking students to our dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration degree program who wish to devote themselves to finding multi-sector solutions to address the problems in our world that cannot be solved within the public or private sector alone. These students represent diverse geographic locations, industry backgrounds, and professional experiences that enrich classroom discussions and collaboration.

If you’re ready to join them to develop new skills, methods, and ways of thinking to meet your career aspirations while working to create a more just and sustainable world, you’ve found the right place! You’re just a few steps away from starting your Dual MBA/MPA Degree program at Presidio Graduate School.

We look for students who align with our mission and our students’ shared values, which include empathy, authenticity, kindness, community, compassion, respect, and integrity. Ideal candidates also seek a graduate education aligned with our academic foundations of sustainability, social justice, and systems thinking.

Applying to Presidio Graduate School

Application Process

Find all of the information you need about our simple application process, such as what to include in your application and when to apply, along with some useful resources.

Career Outlook

Demand is growing for managers and leaders with sustainability and social justice expertise. A Presidio education can help you achieve your career goals.

Source: Indeed and Sustainability Business Consulting

Private Sector/Corporate

Energy Analyst $60,000 – $85,000
Sustainability Manager $56,000 – $95,000
Sustainability Consultant $70,000 – $90,000
Environmental Engineer $70,000 – $85,000
EH&S Director $120,000 – $160,000
Sustainability/CSR Director $150,000 – $190,000

Director of Sustainability at Salesforce:

$129,000 starting annual salary

Climate and Environmental Program Manager at HP:

$92,000 starting annual salary

Social Responsibility Director at BCW Global:

$108,000 starting annual salary

Global DE&I Impact Strategist at Google:

$126,000 starting annual salary

Area Operations Manager at Amazon:

$117,000 starting annual salary

Sustainability Program Manager at Adecco:

$125,000 starting annual salary

selena martinez
“Attending Presidio Graduate School really opened my mind about systems and systems thinking within the framework of the triple bottom line. I could now see healthcare and healthcare inequities as a part of this larger and more complex system—education, economics, housing, food, the environment, and our overall democracy—which I came to see is tied to systemic racism. Because of this knowledge, my career pursuits have completely changed. It is my professional calling to be a part of the collective solution to address systemic racism in order to bring holistic societal change.”
Selena Martinez Mak, MBA/MPA 2019
Executive Director of The 559 Mural Project
Heather Openshaw
“The Dual Degree program at Presidio Graduate School struck me as an incredible educational deal. In American culture, government and business are continually influencing each other, especially in the realm of sustainability. I felt I would be incredibly well prepared to be an agent of change by folding both skill sets into my future career.”
Heather Openshaw
MBA/MPA Dual Degree Candidate

The Presidio MPA Degree

Create a career designing and managing policies and programs that address the critical social and structural challenges of our time, with a focus on climate change, racial injustice, growing inequality, technological change and cybersecurity,
and unforeseen threats such as pandemics.

In the Presidio MPA program, you will learn to develop and translate your mission into effective solutions through small class sizes with extraordinary faculty, deep case study and experiential learning, one-on-one coaching, and community engagement, allowing you to build professional skills while in the program. Explore the roles that could be in your future.

Source: Indeed and Sustainability Business Consulting


Program Coordinator

Environmental Scientist

Communications Manager

Community Organizer

Executive Director

Policy Analyst

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Let’s start a conversation! We’re ready to talk with you and help you find the program that’s right for you and your goals.


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