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Public Administration, BS

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

The University of La Verne’s undergraduate public administration program  focuses on the theory, applications, and practice of public sector management. Students gain experience and skills through class participation, special projects, and research reports.

To provide maximum convenience and flexibility, the program is offered online and is available at several locations throughout California, including Irvine, Ontario, and Rio Hondo Community College.

Accelerated Master of Public Administration

Qualifying University of La Verne undergraduate students may apply to participate in the accelerated Master of Public Administration (MPA) program once they have completed 90 semester units of undergraduate courses. Eligible MPA courses are determined by the MPA program, and participants will need advance approval from their undergraduate advisor for shared credit courses. The MPA courses may not exceed 15 units prior to undergraduate degree completion. Admission to the MPA program is provisional prior to undergraduate degree completion and contingent on applicants continuing to meet MPA admission and program requirements.

Flexibility with Campus Accelerated Program for Adults

The Campus Accelerated Program for Adults (CAPA) offers both full-time and part-time options for continuing education students pursuing a Bachelor’s in Public Administration. The CAPA program’s flexibility allows busy adults to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree while working. Online, on-campus, and hybrid course options allow students to create their own schedule, and evening and weekend classes make it easy to balance work and school. Students can also transfer up to 88 credit hours towards their degree from previous college classes.

Careers in Public Administration

Graduates of La Verne’s Public Administration program have a plethora of career options. Public Administration professionals work for the government—local, state, and federal—educational institutions, the private sector, nonprofits, the foreign service, and non-governmental organizations. Jobs in Public Administration are found across the United States and abroad. La Verne graduates can look forward to fulfilling public administration careers in a field that suits their preferences and skills.

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