Public Administration

Government policies impact our everyday lives. Public administrators help guide and implement those policies through government agencies and nonprofits.

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Serve your community, your country and beyond.

A degree in Public Administration is a versatile degree for students drawn to the public sector, including work at a non-profit, or work at the local, state, or federal government level. The degree prepares students to transition directly into the labor market or pursue graduate work in Public Administration or Policy.

Sponsors, Professors, and Experts

This program was created with the guidance of one of the top Public Administration minds in academia.

Dr. Celeste Murphy Greene

University of Virginia

Dr. Celeste Murphy Greene, Ph.D, MPA is the Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, History, and International Studies at Hampton University. She previously served as the online program director for graduate Public Administration and Leadership studies at the University of Virginia. She also teaches courses in Public Policy Analysis, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership and Management, and Environmental Policy. Dr. Greene is additionally an expert in distance learning with over 25 years of experience in online education.

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Quick facts on the industry.

Why study Public Administration

The best Public Administration professionals have both deep subject matter expertise and broad exposure to a range of topics including public budgeting and financial management, public health, environmental policy, organizational management, ethics, and intergovernmental relations.


A Public Administration degree will expose you to government, public policy, public budgeting and financial management, intergovernmental relations, environmental policy, public health, sociology and more.

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You’ll leave college with a body of work to show prospective employers.

What you'll learn.

PAM I - Introduction to Public Administration

PAM II - State & Local Government Administration

PAM III - Public Budgeting and Finance

PAM IV - Public Administration Capstone