Public Administration Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement. Best known as a 'teacher of teachers," we are also one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, helping students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:
  • Master of Public Administration: Community Psychology
  • Master of Public Administration: Organizational Development
  • Master of Public Administration: Health Services Administration
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Programs:
  • Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Public Administration: Disaster Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Healthcare
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  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
Programs:
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Public Administration
  • Public Administration - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • Public Administration - D.B.A.
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Earn Your Degree at a Public Administration School

An education in public administration could pave the way for a career in governmental and other management fields, including health care administration, human resources management, or city management. Public administration graduates will learn to set public policy, plan budgets, and work for elected officials by taking courses in public policy, economics, political science, accounting, sociology, and psychology. Public administration graduates can work for government agencies, nonprofit groups, in private business, within schools, or in think tanks. A successful career in public administration requires excellent problem solving and research skills, strong analytical skills, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to work well as a team player.

Growing Your Public Administration Career

There are a number of career paths available to the public administration school graduate, including:
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Manager
  • Public Policy Administrator
  • Public Policy Manager
  • Government Policy Administrator
  • Government Policy Manager
With a degree in public administration, you'll be able to focus on organizational governance, finance, and administration, allowing for opportunities in local, state, or federal government, in public service sectors such as health care, or in non-profit organizations. A successful career in public administration requires excellent problem solving and research skills, strong analytical skills, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to work well as a team player. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities in public administration in the healthcare field are expected to grow 16 percent through 2018. Median annual salary of public administrators in medical and health services was $80,240 in May 2008.