Public administration is a four-year degree and is offered at many universities. It is an interdisciplinary degree that incorporates coursework from political science, statistics, public policy, human resources, finance, city planning and criminal justice. While there is some theory involved in the study, it is more geared towards a practitioner career in public service.
Students who complete their public administration degree often go into working in all levels of government, from local to federal. This degree prepares students for management roles in and out of the public and nonprofit sectors. But don’t fret if the government route isn’t your ideal career - this degree can also be used in the private industry as well. Public administration is great for students who want to have a variety of directions in which to seek employment, as students learn both technical skills, like statistics and finance, and soft skills such as critical thinking, public speaking, and writing.
Auburn University offers 4 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 101 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 49 Master's degrees, 27 Certificates, 23 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
University of Alabama at Birmingham offers 2 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 56 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 45 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates.
Columbia Southern University offers 4 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 105 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 100 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL||25 : 1||38,100|
|Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL||26 : 1||9,021|
|Auburn University Auburn, AL||21 : 1||30,460|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL||24 : 1||22,080|
|Troy University Troy, AL||31 : 1||16,436|
|Samford University Birmingham, AL||15 : 1||5,692|
|University of South Alabama Mobile, AL||25 : 1||14,397|
|University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL||28 : 1||9,988|
|Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, AL||24 : 1||5,188|
|Talladega College Talladega, AL||30 : 1||1,239|
|Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL||72 : 1||20,034|
|South University-Montgomery Montgomery, AL||77 : 1||307|
|Strayer University-Alabama Birmingham, AL||901 : 1||1,802|