Online Public Administration Degrees
(found programs from 63 schools)


If you are pursuing a career in public administration, you know how important a degree is. Yet earning one isn't easy if you are already working and trying to maintain your pay grade. Online degrees in public administration allow you to keep your place in your organization while earning the credentials that can propel you forward in your career.

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Below, we interview Antoinette Samuel, Executive Director of the American Society for Public Administration, and John Saunders, Executive Director of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Antoinette Samuel discusses the current and emerging issues in public administration that students should be aware of, as well as how to best prepare for a career in the field; John Saunders discusses the mission of the NFBPA and how they increase opportunities for black public administrators in the field. More information on public administration degrees and careers can be found below the interviews.

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We also interviewed Dr. Lisa Sperling, MPA Recruiter and Career Services Coordinator at the University of Georgia, about their Master of Public Administration degree program. In the interview, Dr. Sperling discusses the admission requirements and structure of the program, as well as the current trends in the field of public administration.

 

 

 

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While options for online degrees in public administration are not numerous, there are programs available that will give you a quality education as you prepare to advance your career. You will find most online public administration degrees are master's degrees. While you do have a few options for online bachelor's degrees in public administration, bachelor's degrees in general business usually give you the needed prerequisites for acceptance into a quality online master's program.

 

 

In both online bachelor's and master's degree programs in public administration, your course of study begins with liberal arts courses and foundation courses in business. The remainder of your credit hours will likely concentrate on issues specific to public policy, both from a governmental and non-governmental organization perspective. The better programs include practical work experience and profit opportunities to network.

Old Dominion University: This institution offers a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a public service minor. The emphasis is on processes, such as public administration and management and the interplay of public entities and society. You can choose from electives focused on policy issues based on where you want to go in your career, including areas such as healthcare, poverty, security and the provision of public services.

Adams State College: This online Master of Business Administration has a public policy emphasis option designed to give you a foundation for pursuing leadership positions in the field of government and public policy. Classroom work covers basics such as public management, budgeting and finance and policy analysis and formulation. The format of the program includes online classes and online group discussions. Your active participation is required. In addition, you will complete a thesis for the ?capstone? course that requires you to put the theories you have learned into practice.

Columbia Southern University: This online Master of Business Administration program is more demanding than average. Most MBAs can be completed in eighteen months to two years, whether online or on campus. This program requires three years of focused study, and is really an "MBA-plus." You will study much of the expected material for a regular MBA, including human resource management, marketing, organizational theory, information technology, ethics, law and policy. On top of that, you will add a public administration concentration with classes in public finance, public administration, policy development and the legislative process. A written thesis with original research caps the requirements for earning this degree.

Introduction to Public Administration Careers

Public administration is the business-end of a career in the political or public arena. Public administration involves supervising, directing, coordinating and implementing policies mainly within the government realm. In many cases, it is a public administrator who molds policies and helps her organization clarify its functions and corporate philosophy. Job titles can include: city or county clerk or manager, tax assessor, customs inspector, among many others.

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Below is our list of online Public Administration programs, from 63 schools across the country.

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Alabama

Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, AL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration - Sport Management
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Arizona

Argosy University (Phoenix, AZ)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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California

Argosy University (Alameda, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Orange, CA / San Bernardino, CA / San Diego, CA / Santa Ana, CA / Santa Monica, CA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
California State University-Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management Concentration
Master of Public Administration - Public Management Concentration
DeVry University (Pomona, CA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
University of Phoenix (Fresno, CA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Colorado

Adams State College (Alamosa, CO)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Argosy University (Denver, CO)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Westminster, CO)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Regis University (Denver, CO)
Online Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration
University of Phoenix (Lone Tree, CO)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Connecticut

University of Phoenix (Norwalk, CT)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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District Of Columbia

Strayer University (Washington, DC)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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Florida

Argosy University (Sarasota, FL / Tampa, FL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Miramar, FL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Government Management
Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Management
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
Kaplan University (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Greenacres, FL / Miami Lakes, FL / St. Petersburg, FL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Care Management
University of Phoenix (Maitland, FL / Plantation, FL / Temple Terrace, FL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Georgia

Argosy University (Atlanta, GA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Decatur, GA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Government Management
Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Management
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
University of Phoenix (Augusta, GA / Columbus, GA / Sandy Springs, GA / Savannah, GA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Hawaii

Argosy University (Honolulu, HI)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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Illinois

Argosy University (Chicago, IL / Schaumburg, IL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Kaplan University (Chicago, IL)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Care Management
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Iowa

Ashford University (Clinton, IA)
Online Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting - Public Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Arts in Organizational Management - Public Administration
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Kaplan University (Cedar Falls, IA / Cedar Rapids, IA / Council Bluffs, IA / Davenport, IA / Mason City, IA / Urbandale, IA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration - Governmental Management
MPA - Health Care Management
University of Phoenix (West Des Moines, IA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration - Public Personnel Management
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Louisiana

University of Phoenix (Metairie, LA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Maine

Kaplan University (S Portland, ME)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Care Management
University of Maine at Augusta (Augusta, ME)
Online Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management) - Public Administration
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Maryland

DeVry University (Bethesda, MD)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Kaplan University (Hagerstown, MD)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Care Management
University of Phoenix (Columbia, MD)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Massachusetts

Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Public Administration
University of Phoenix (Braintree, MA / Westborough, MA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Minnesota

Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (St Louis Park, MN)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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Missouri

DeVry University (Kansas City, MO)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Government Management
Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Management
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
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Nebraska

Kaplan University (Lincoln, NE / Omaha, NE)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Care Management
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Nevada

DeVry University (Henderson, NV)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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New Jersey

University of Phoenix (Jersey City, NJ)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management in Public Administration - Management/Public Administration
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New York

Kaplan University (New York, NY)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Care Management
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Ohio

DeVry University (Columbus, OH)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Government Management
Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Management
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
University of Phoenix (Columbus, OH / Independence, OH / West Chester, OH)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Oklahoma

DeVry University (Oklahoma City, OK)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Government Management
Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Management
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
University of Phoenix (Oklahoma City, OK / Tulsa, OK)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Oregon

DeVry University (Portland, OR)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
University of Phoenix (Tigard, OR)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Pennsylvania

DeVry University (Fort Washington, PA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
University of Phoenix (Harrisburg, PA / Pittsburgh, PA / Wayne, PA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Tennessee

Argosy University (Nashville, TN)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Memphis, TN)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Government Management
Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Management
Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
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Texas

Argosy University (Dallas, TX / Farmers Branch, TX)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Irving, TX)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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Utah

DeVry University (Sandy, UT)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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Virginia

Argosy University (Arlington, VA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Arlington, VA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
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Washington

Argosy University (Seattle, WA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
DeVry University (Federal Way, WA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
University of Phoenix (Spokane Valley, WA)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Management - Public Administration
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Wisconsin

DeVry University (Milwaukee, WI)
Online Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Online Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Public Administration

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