For schools looking to add a meaningful degree that leads to impactful jobs, Public Administration degrees offer a job-focused program that's attracting students nationwide.
Enroll new students looking for ways to make meaningful change at the city, county, state, regional and national levels through effective management, policy influence, and more.
With nearly half of federal employees nearing retirement age, this degree offers both short- and long-term growth.
You can launch this Public Administration program by adding 4 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market a Public Administration degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Expand below to read the course descriptions.
If you’ve ever wondered how the vast apparatus of government keeps society on its rails, this course will answer your questions by introducing you to the field of public administration. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how governmental administration works, become familiar with public sector management issues and understand how government administrators turn policy into process. This online class features optional live sessions.
This course provides students with an understanding of the structure and function of state and local governments in the United States. Students will explore local and state-level policy issues and administrative processes. They will also explore urban issues in the U.S. and discuss solutions to all of these challenges. This online course has optional live sessions.
This course covers fiscal and budgetary policies and practices in the public sector and governmental organizations. Students will improve their understanding of revenue, expenditure, deficit spending, and debt, specifically as they relate to government. They will also examine the functions of accounting in the public sector and learn to create financial reports. This online course has optional live sessions.
This capstone is the culmination course for Public Administration majors and should be taken as the final course in a student’s studies for the major. It is intended to synthesize all of a student’s learnings in the field into one public-sector focused project. Students will work in groups with a public sector organization, such as a non-profit, or their local government. This online course has optional live sessions.