Public Administration Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

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Earn your Master's degree online from a prestigious and innovative university. Norwich University offers programs in Justice Administration, Civil Engineering, Military History, Business Administration, Diplomacy, and more.
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You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College. Our accelerated Associates Degree, and Certificate programs are designed to help you complete your education as quickly as possible. We offer year-round classes and flexible scheduling - study anytime from anywhere. We provide students not only with the technical skills necessary for success, but also job search and placement assistance so you can find new opportunities after graduation.

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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.