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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.

What you'll learn

When you earn your bachelor’s in public administration online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Public sector communications
  • Critical thinking and decision-making in the public sector
  • Principles of governmental accounting
  • Personnel management

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelors in Public Administration program is to prepare students for entry into or advancement of an administrative career within federal, state, local, and non-profit public service organizations and communities. The program provides students with knowledge and skills in administrative management, public financing and budgeting, civic leadership, business and governmental law, and risk management congruent with the ethics and values of the public administration profession.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor’s in Public Administration?

A BSPA can prepare you to be a:

  • Operations manager
  • Program manager
  • Regulatory affairs manager
7 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.


Paying for school

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Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: No matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved  $11k and 1 year on their undergratuate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships
Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Earn your degree faster 

Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have a certification such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.


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Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.