Take the lead in public service by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree online from Ashford University.

Form a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the public sector. This degree demonstrates your proficiency as a professional in public service.

You will learn principles of urban management, budgeting and finance, political science and intergovernmental issues, and public policy development. Choose a specialization to deepen your breadth of knowledge.

  • Organize theoretical knowledge for understanding, developing, and implementing public policy and administration
  • Integrate academic theory and practical applications in public administration
  • Apply management theory to the practice of public administration
  • Analyze relevant political and legal factors in the policy process and analyze their roles critically
  • Judge the ethical components of public responsibility

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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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