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Associate in Applied Science in Public Administration

Program Details

The online AAS in Public Administration degree program from Rio Salado College is designed to meet the needs of employees of government agencies and those desiring employment or advancement in government agencies. The program covers the history, present, and future of public administration, and courses include topics on:

  • Finance
  • Communication
  • ​Organizational Behavior 
  • Teamwork
  • ​Management Styles


This degree program requires 61-64 credits for completion.

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Accuplacer college placement test may be required

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Rio Salado College is a participant of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This program may not be authorized in non-member states and territories.