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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."

Schools

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Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy
  • Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Health Care Management
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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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Liberty University
We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Public Administration: Disaster Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Healthcare
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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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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Public Administration
  • Public Administration - PhD in Bus. Admin.
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University of Southern California

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration

 
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
  • Master of Business Administration - Multidisciplinary
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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 in Public Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration in Non-profit & Faith Based Organizations
  • Certificate in Public Administration
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Saint Marys University of Minnesota

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Accelerated MBA
  • Master of Arts in Health & Human Services Administration

 
University of Delaware Online

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

 
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