This online master's degree in public administration is ideal for those already working in public service professions or those who wish to go into nonprofit or government work. The program requirements consist of core classes plus electives to customize the degree based on the students' goals in interests. Core classes include topics such as:
- Public budgeting
- Public policy and analysis
- Administrative law and procedures
By gaining knowledge of leadership theory and practice, plus ethics, democracy, and constitutional principles, graduates learn to make sound decisions and be strong leaders. The public administration master's degree online is designed to augment skills of those who already work in public administration. Those who do not currently hold a job in this field take an internship to provide hands-on experience.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of West Georgia is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)
- A waiver for the GRE is available for applicants who meet higher GPA standards and/or have qualifying professional experience.