Public Administration

What is Public Administration?

Public Administration is a discipline which is dedicated to the needs of a civil society. Public Administrators are involved in the work of the government system at all its levels. A degree in Public Administration is a good choice for those who wish to engage in politics and help people at the same time.

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Program structure

Students completing undergraduate degrees in Public Administration usually receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Master's study programs are usually called MPA, and they are analogues of MBA study programs, but in the field of Public Administration.

Besides specific courses in Public Administration, students will undertake courses in such areas as Sociology, Communication Media, Health Care, Higher Education, Environment and many others - the curriculum depends on the chosen study program and specialization. First years of study program are traditionally more basic, while during the last years students will choose their specialization and spend most time on their research project, which they will present as a final dissertation. Master’s study programs are more specific - those who apply for Masters study programs are usually more or less determined with their own scientific interests, so curriculum usually do not contain general courses.

In many cases you can study Public Administration without leaving home and quitting your job - a list of universities provide online (or blended) study programs in Public Administration. MPA (Master of Public Administration) study programs are usually the most popular in this area.

Entry requirements for Public Administration applicants

Usually universities do not requests any special skills for Public Administration skills, but it depends on the chosen institution and study program. Applicants need to write a convincing motivational letter explaining why he is so interested in this field. English proficiency is always required since most study programs which can be found on our website are taught in English. The curriculum of some study programs include courses taught in native language of the country you plan to study in, so basic language skills in these languages are sometimes required too.

Where to study Public Administration?

The best USA institutions holding study programs in Public Administration are Syracuse University in Syracuse, University of Georgia in Athens, Indiana University and Arizona State University in Tempe. Of course, the USA is not not the only country to study Public Administration; you can find a valuable study program in almost any country you are interested in. For example, education in Public Administration from European universities is valued no less than a similar US education.

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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
  • International students: $ 11k / Year
    Rutgers University-Camden logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
    • International students: $ 28k / Year
      Leiden University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 2.23k / Year
      • International students: $ 18.5k / Year
        Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 2.23k / Year
        • International students: $ 17.7k / Year
          Walden University logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 10.3k / Year (National)
            Kingston University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 6.59k / Year
            • International students: $ 8.55k / Year
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              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 4.69k / Year
              • International students: $ 9.37k / Year
                Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 2.23k / Year
                • International students: $ 15.6k / Year
                  London School of Economics and Political Science logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 13.6k / Year
                  • International students: $ 21.1k / Year
                    Leiden University logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 2.32k / Year
                    • International students: $ 12.3k / Year
                    • Ranking:
                    • 1416 StudyQA
                      University of Glasgow logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • Domestic students: $ 6.88k / Year
                      • International students: $ 17.7k / Year
                        University of Pittsburgh logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 22.6k / 1 year
                        • International students: $ 36.7k / 1 year
                        • Ranking:
                        • 1153 StudyQA
                        • Duration:
                        • 2 years
                          Rutgers University-Camden logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 8.18k / / Module (National)
                          • International students: $ 13.6k / / Module (National)
                          • Ranking:
                          • 986 StudyQA
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                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • International students: $ 2.99k / Year
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                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • Domestic students: $ 2.23k / Year
                              • International students: $ 12.4k / Year
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                                Bachelor Public Administration programs

                                bachelor public-administration programs
                                Description This accelerated, dual-degree program at Rutgers–Camden is designed to graduate students with a maste...
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                                Description The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice seeks to expand students' academic and professional development...
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                                A degree in Government equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge concerning many different dimensions of....
                                Description This English-taught programme combines European Studies and Public Administration to help you study the c...
                                Description The curriculum is rooted in the concepts of civic engagement and the common good, fosters an understa...
                                Description Three degree programs are offered through the General Studies program: Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associat...
                                The SSMS programme focuses on the safety and security of people, organisations and public spaces. There is a growing dem...
                                International Public Management (IPM) is a four-year degree programme which equips you with a broad skillset and enables...

                                Master Public Administration programs

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                                Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st Century? The Radboud Master s programme in Political Science of...
                                It aims at broad-level understanding of the goals and challenges of public administration and the relationship of these....
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                                The MPP is a full-time, 12-month, professional taught programme. Two semesters of intensive academic work Students com...
                                The MPA curriculum is designed to be flexible, allowing students to create a 16-credit study plan – or 12 credits for st...
                                The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Public Administration is to enhance students?? ability to conduct independent...
                                Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walde...
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                                Most Popular Public Administration programs

                                most popular public-administration programs
                                Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st Century? The Radboud Master s programme in Political Science of...
                                It aims at broad-level understanding of the goals and challenges of public administration and the relationship of these....
                                Description This accelerated, dual-degree program at Rutgers–Camden is designed to graduate students with a maste...
                                Advertisement This interdisciplinary specialisation offers a strong focus on skill development and the ability to con...
                                Advertisement Policy research? PhD? Find out by exploring core issues in public administration and organizational sci...
                                The MPP is a full-time, 12-month, professional taught programme. Two semesters of intensive academic work Students com...
                                The MPA curriculum is designed to be flexible, allowing students to create a 16-credit study plan – or 12 credits for st...
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy crea...
                                The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Public Administration is to enhance students?? ability to conduct independent...
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy crea...

                                PhD Public Administration programs

                                phd public-administration programs
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy crea...
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy crea...
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy crea...
                                Students are expected to acquire a thorough knowledge of the discipline, including substantial theoretical, conceptual,....
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy crea...
                                Description Walden's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administrationprepares you to become an innovative public policy creat...
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