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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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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
  • And more...

 
Ashford University
You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs Offered:
  • BA/Public Administration
  • MA/Organizational Management - Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
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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
  • Certificate in Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration - Federal Government
  • And more...

 
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
  • And more...

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

 
Everest University Online
Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.
Programs Offered:
  • Business (Associate's)

 
Spencerian College
Get your career started with an education from Spencerian College.
Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration
  • Master of Public Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration
  • And more...

 
American University

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration and Policy

 
South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs Offered:
  • CERT Public Admin for CMJ Professionals (Grad Level)
  • Master of Business Administration

 
Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration : Governmental Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration : General MPA
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