Public Administration and Policy Majors



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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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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
  • Master of Public Administration - Federal Government
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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. - Global Leadership
  • D.P.A. - Criminal Justice
  • D.P.A. - Health Policy
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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration: Disaster Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Healthcare
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • And more...

 
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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Purdue University Global

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MSHUS - Organizational and Social Services
  • MS in Human Services
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Seton Hall University

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

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Business 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
  • M.S. in Human Services
  • B.S. in Human Services
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Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University was among the first colleges or universities to teach on military bases and has been educating servicemen and women since 1973.
Programs Offered:
  • BA: Human Services
  • MS: Human Services Administration
  • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
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Florida Tech

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Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Management
  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration

 
American InterContinental University Online

You’re serious about success. 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, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

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Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Management
  • MBA - Management

 
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