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.
Florida International University offers 6 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 265 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 109 Bachelor's degrees, 92 Master's degrees, 55 Certificates, and 9 Doctoral degrees.
Florida Atlantic University offers 4 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 49 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
University of Central Florida offers 3 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 132 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 82 Bachelor's degrees, and 50 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Florida International University Miami, FL||46 : 1||58,711|
|Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL||36 : 1||30,061|
|Florida State University Tallahassee, FL||27 : 1||42,450|
|University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL||34 : 1||44,246|
|University of Central Florida Orlando, FL||44 : 1||69,402|
|Barry University Miami, FL||24 : 1||7,401|
|Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL||30 : 1||14,977|
|University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL||33 : 1||17,117|
|Flagler College-St Augustine Saint Augustine, FL||23 : 1||2,902|
|University of Miami Coral Gables, FL||16 : 1||17,811|
|Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL||58 : 1||20,576|
|Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL||69 : 1||16,942|
|Lynn University Boca Raton, FL||24 : 1||3,247|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL||70 : 1||24,605|
|Strayer University-Florida Tampa, FL||442 : 1||2,210|
|University of Phoenix-Florida Orlando, FL||88|
|Hodges University Naples, FL||38 : 1||977|
|Florida National University-Main Campus Hialeah, FL||38 : 1||3,981|
|St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL||85 : 1||28,853|