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Schools in the USA

Public Administration and Policy Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The public administration and policy College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some The public administration and policy majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Community college associate degree programs can have majors, and often have desidnations that announce the "major," such as Associate of Science (AS) in public administration. Certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance Certificate in Nonprofit Management) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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South University, Online Programs
As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Programs Offered:
  • Public Administration: General (MPA)
  • Business Administration (BBA)
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Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Certificate in Public Administration
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Ashford University
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Programs Offered:
  • BA Public Administration
  • MA Public Administration
  • MBA - Public Administration
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University of San Francisco
If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At the University of San Francisco, youll find the excellence inherent in an institution established over 150 years ago, and inherent in nearly five centuries of Jesuit education.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration

 
Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Healthcare
  • Master of Public Administration - General
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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • Public Administration - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • Public Administration - D.B.A.
  • Public Administration - MBA
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Post University Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management
  • M.S. in Human Services - Non-Profit Management
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American University

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Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration and Policy

 
California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

Programs Offered:
  • Law and Public Policy Certificate

 
Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University

Become the leader you know you can be. The Forbes School of Business & TechnologyÒat Ashford University

Programs Offered:
  • BA Public Administration
  • MA Organizational Management - Public Administration
  • MA Public Administration
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