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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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Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Management - Public Administration
  • Doctor of Management - Non Profit Leadership
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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 - Federal Government
  • Master of Public Administration
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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration - Governmental Management
  • Master of Public Administration - General MPA
  • Master of Public Administration
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American InterContinental University Online
With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Management
  • MBA - Management

 
Thomas More College
Thomas More College
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Business Administration

 
Fortis Institute
Fortis Institute
Programs Offered:
  • Business Administration

 
Full Sail University - Online
Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Programs Offered:
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Master of Science (Online)

 
Syracuse University Info Management

Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) - The Original Information School - is proud of its position as a leader in the field.

Programs Offered:
  • MS in Information Management

 
Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Public Administration
  • Public Administration - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • Public Administration - D.B.A.
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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

 
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