Minor in Public Administration

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

In a fundamental sense, public administration involves the implementation of government policies. As an academic discipline, public administration trains students to become effective leaders responsible for implementing policies in any type of public or private organization. Students in the public administration program at Valdosta State University learn administrative skills that may be used in a variety of administrative careers and settings in both the public and private sectors.

The Valdosta State Difference

The Master of Public Administration program at Valdosta State prepares pre-service students for careers in public service or in the non-governmental organization sector, while in-service students receive valuable training that will enhance their current careers or prepare them for a career change. The program is offered on campus, at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta and online. The Doctor of Public Administration Degree is a practitioner-oriented degree that helps students develop the essential leadership, management, communication and problem-solving abilities necessary to succeed in today’s professional environment. The doctoral degree is an online program.

What You'll Learn

The public administration minor covers topics such as government regulations in defense, housing and environmental areas and is a good choice for students who are contemplating a career in government. Fifteen hours of coursework are required.


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