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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."

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Post University Online
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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management
  • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
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Walden University
Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.
Programs Offered:
  • D.P.A. - International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • D.P.A. - Global Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration- Public Management and Leadership
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Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Public Administration: Disaster Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Healthcare
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Northcentral University
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
Programs Offered:
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Public Administration
  • Public Administration - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • Public Administration - D.B.A.
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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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Brookline College Online

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Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Business

 
Villanova University
Programs Offered:
  • Online Master of Business Administration

 
Salem University Online
Advance your career with a quality education from Salem University Online.
Programs Offered:
  • BSBA - Management
  • BSBA - Engineering Management
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration

 
Benedictine University

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Programs Offered:
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Accelerated Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Management and Organizational Behavior
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South University, Online Programs

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. 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)
  • Business Administration (DBA)
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