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Public and Nonprofit Administration, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Public and Nonprofit Administration at Eastern Michigan University are broad areas of study that combine theory and practice, focusing on the organization of governments and nonprofit entities, their policies and programs, the performance of their governing bodies, and the management of human and financial resources.
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Public and Nonprofit Administration at Eastern Michigan University encourages public policies that are responsive to human, social, and economic needs and that are efficient and effective; nonprofit administration shares a similar focus.

Learning outcomes

The public and nonprofit administration major involves a core of course work in public administration combined with a concentration in either public or nonprofit administration. It may be combined with any number of minors appropriate to student career interests.

Students completing the major and other graduation requirements will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in public administration. They enter a broad range of careers in government service (federal, state, or local), nonprofit organizations, or business. Some go on to graduate or professional schools in nonprofit management, political science, public administration, public policy, business administration, or law.

Students are encouraged to take American Government ;American Government Honors , or State and Local Government, as a General Education course prior to the required core courses, completing one or the other within the first nine hours of political science course work. Students normally complete six credit hours at the 100 and 200 level before matriculating in 300 or 400 level courses coursework.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Introduction to Political Analysis
  • Public and Nonprofit Personnel Administration
  • Politics of Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Theories of Public and Nonprofit Organization
  • Field Seminar in Political Science/Public Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • International Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Graduate Degrees and Programs
  • Financial Statement of Responsibility
  • Documentation
  • Passports and VISAs

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11778 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11778 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ypsilanti

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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