B.P.A. On Campus

Public Administration

Texas State University

48 months
24100 USD/year
24100 USD/year
11860 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Public Administration program from Texas State University is designed to provide an understanding of bureaucratic organizations, to encourage and develop critical analytical skills, and to apply those skills in the implementation and evaluation of public policy.


Career Opportunities

Majoring in the Public Administration program from Texas State University can qualify you for many different careers in private for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as public sector organizations, including careers in business, law, consulting, state, local, and federal government, journalism and communications, international organization, finance, political campaigns, interest groups, community service and non-governmental organizations, and pre-college and college teaching.

Political science training also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, and especially for seeking elective or appointive positions in government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Institutions and Public Service
  • Public Policy Process
  • Public Personnel and Human Resource Administration
  • Public Finance Administration
  • Analytical Techniques

  • State and Local Government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • When reviewing your application, Texas State will consider your high school curriculum, admission essay(s), extracurricular involvement, leadership, community service, work experience, quality and competitive level of courses taken and grades earned, in addition to other factors presented in your application.
  • We strongly encourage anyone who is not offered freshman admission to attend another college, complete 30 hours of transferable credit with a minimum GPA of a 2.25, and apply for transfer admission.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11860 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Public Administration
Texas State University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!