B.P.A., Public Administration

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Barry University

Bachelor of Public Administration

A Public Administration degree from Barry University is an excellent choice for professionals in public and not-for-profit organizations and those who want to pursue a career in public management. The coursework provides you with an understanding and working application of the principles essential to the effective management of public agencies, and meets the standards and guidelines provided by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

While earning the most widely accepted undergraduate degree for professional employment in general public administration, you will learn the major theories and principles controlling public finance; create budgets at the state, county, and municipal levels of government; apply the techniques of planning, personnel management, statistical analysis; and synthesize policy issues.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • City Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Legislative Staff
  • Public Relations Staff
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

Criteria for Full Acceptance

  • Interview with an academic advisor.
  • Request an official transcript from each college attended
  • If no college credit or fewer than 12 credits have been earned, request an official high school transcript indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school or official GED transcript.
  • Applicants holding an associate degree or its equivalent must present a minimum of three years full-time professional work and/or community service experience past high school.
  • Applicants not holding an associate degree or its equivalent must present a minimum of five years of full-time professional work and/or community service experience past high school.

The official transcripts can be mailed to Barry University, Office of Admissions, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 3316. To save time, students may also select electronic transcript if available. Barry University’s CEEB code is 5053 or an official electronic transcript may be emailed to gradadmissions@barry.edu.

Criteria for Provisional Acceptance

Provisional acceptance is extended to those whose transcripts reflect less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the time of application. A student enrolling under this option is limited to twelve credits in which a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 must be achieved at Barry University. Upon successful completion of 12 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 at Barry, full acceptance will be granted. Those who are unable to complete the admission requirements (see Criteria for Full Acceptance) at the time of application are limited to twelve credit hours at Barry University. To enroll in additional coursework, the student must submit all required credentials before subsequent enrollments.

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