How to Choose a Public Administration School
A prospective student considering a public administration degree should first decide which program is appropriate and meets their personal and professional objectives. An associate's degree program in public administration provides a brief introduction to the field, while other degree options go into much more depth and may allow a student to choose a concentration area. Entry-level positions may require only an associate's degree, while roles with more responsibility require at least a bachelor's. A master's degree allows students to attain executive level positions in public administration. Students should consider the following when selecting a program:
- Concentrations may include non-profit management, financial management, health policy and public policy analysis.
- Internships can play a large role in providing students with experience and connections; prospective students should give a school's internship opportunities consideration.
Top 10 Schools for a Master's in Public Administration
|Syracuse University||2-year, Private|
|University of Georgia||2-year, Public|
|Indiana University||2-year, Public|
|Harvard University||2-year, Private|
|University of Kansas||2-year, Public|
|University of Southern California||2-year, Public|
|Rutgers University||2-year, Public|
|American University||2-year, Private|
|New York University||2-year, Private|
|George Washington University||2-year, Private|