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Public administration courses

Learn how public policy is implemented in government, nonprofit and public institution by choosing from several undergraduate and graduate level public administration courses. These courses are designed to give you an overview of management and leadership within government and nonprofit organizations.

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5-6 week courses

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Why take public administration courses with us?

Choose from several public administration online courses to better understand the basics of government at the federal, state and local level along with the dynamics of political decisions on public policy. You can also learn the elements and steps of grant writing.

Understand how communities operate

Take courses that help you learn how working in the public sector requires organizational abilities and a thorough understanding of social, governmental and budgetary issues.

Meet your deadlines — and goals

Typically, our courses are 5-6 weeks long. This helps you manage work, school and life, all while meeting your academic and professional needs.

Get affordable pricing

Our prices are competitive and fixed. And, if this course can help you in the workplace, check to see if your employer will cover you for it.


Consider a bachelor’s degree

If you like the way these courses fit into your busy life or help you bring new skills to your job, check with an enrollment representative to see if you can apply them toward this degree program.


Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

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Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the courses are designed to help you understand foundational concepts as they relate to the inner workings of public and government agencies, as well as how public administration factors into processes and the public sector.


Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at 866-354-1800.


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After you’ve completed your courses, you can request your official transcripts be sent directly to you or your school of choice.

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