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.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Public Administration degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 56 Public Administration students graduated with students earning 32 Master's degrees, 14 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA||25 : 1||17,669|
|Rutgers University-Camden Camden, NJ||23 : 1||7,233|
|University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA||18 : 1||26,675|
|University of Delaware Newark, DE||19 : 1||23,808|
|Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA||25 : 1||7,362|
|Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney, PA||18 : 1||616|
|Strayer University-Pennsylvania Trevose, PA||478 : 1||2,389|
|Wilmington University New Castle, DE||160 : 1||14,730|
|University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD||279 : 1||58,281|
|Manor College Jenkintown, PA||22 : 1||746|
|Strayer University-Delaware Newark, DE||404|