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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."

Schools

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Ashford University
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Programs Offered:
  • BA/Public Administration
  • MA/Organizational Management
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American University

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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration and Policy

 
Liberty University

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

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Programs Offered:
  • Law and Public Policy Certificate

 
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
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Norwich University - Online
Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration Online
  • Master of Business Administration Online

 
Seton Hall University

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities.

Programs Offered:
  • Certificate: Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

 
Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration - General Track
  • Master of Public Administration

 
Saint Marys University of Minnesota

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At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Accelerated MBA

 
Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Public Administration
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  • Public Administration - D.B.A.
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