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.
California State University-Fullerton offers 2 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 72 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, and 35 Master's degrees.
University of La Verne offers 3 Public Administration degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 40 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 20 Master's degrees, 16 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
California State University-Dominguez Hills offers 3 Public Administration degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 157 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 100 Master's degrees, and 57 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA||40 : 1||40,445|
|University of La Verne La Verne, CA||29 : 1||7,396|
|California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA||41 : 1||20,638|
|San Jose State University San Jose, CA||42 : 1||36,085|
|California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA||36 : 1||38,674|
|California State University-Monterey Bay Seaside, CA||34 : 1||7,650|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson, CA||45 : 1||17,977|
|California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||39 : 1||26,671|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||48,321|
|California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||39 : 1||31,992|
|California Baptist University Riverside, CA||31 : 1||11,045|
|California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA||31 : 1||24,298|
|University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA||26 : 1||25,547|
|California State University-Chico Chico, CA||32 : 1||17,110|
|San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA||33 : 1||29,032|
|Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA||39 : 1||1,363|
|California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA||36 : 1||11,531|
|Brandman University Irvine, CA||112 : 1||10,231|
|National University La Jolla, CA||67 : 1||16,670|