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.
Syracuse University offers 9 Public Administration degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 300 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 179 Master's degrees, 62 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Certificates, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 3 Public Administration degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 313 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 231 Master's degrees, and 82 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Cornell University Ithaca, NY||13 : 1||24,027|
|Syracuse University Syracuse, NY||20 : 1||22,850|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,885|
|CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY||40 : 1||15,880|
|CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY||38 : 1||18,679|
|Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY||27 : 1||6,738|
|SUNY at Albany Albany, NY||26 : 1||17,544|
|Hilbert College Hamburg, NY||21 : 1||766|
|Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY||19 : 1||31,456|
|SUNY College at Brockport Brockport, NY||23 : 1||7,924|
|Binghamton University Vestal, NY||25 : 1||18,124|
|SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY||24 : 1||8,658|
|Long Island University Brookville, NY||33 : 1||15,546|
|Metropolitan College of New York New York, NY||49 : 1||980|
|CUNY Hunter College New York, NY||37 : 1||23,193|
|SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY||63 : 1||10,440|
|CUNY City College New York, NY||31 : 1||15,816|
|Alfred University Alfred, NY||15 : 1||2,382|
|CUNY Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY||36 : 1||5,798|
|Russell Sage College Troy, NY||20 : 1||2,448|