Welcome to the Department of Public Administration
The department's ten faculty, two professional staff, an internship coordinator, and three practitioners-in-residence provide the strong academic and intentionally practical education that results in meaningful career paths for undergraduates interested in degrees in urban policy and planning or nonprofit leadership studies.
Graduate students can pursue an MPA in the #8 ranked program in local government management or a PhD program in public administration and management. We also offer certificate programs in volunteer management and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Public Administration Degrees
Founded in 1992, the Department of Public Administration is located in the College of Health and Public Service.
Today the department's ten faculty and five professional staff serve more than 350 majors in these three programs. Student-centered education is a hallmark of this dedicated faculty who take personal interest in every student's progress from the first day they enter and beyond graduation to their professional career.
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