B.A. On Campus

Public Administration and Public Policy

Suny Cortland

48 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With our distinguished staff and awesome student clubs, you will be able to learn various methods for studying proposed solutions to public problems as well as studying how administrators enact policy at the local, state, and federal levels on this Public Administration and Public Policy program from Suny Cortland.


Who doesn’t love a little challenge? Make problem solving your specialty by learning to grapple with some of society’s most urgent issues such as crime, health care and the quality of the air we breathe. 

Upon successful completion of this Public Administration and Public Policy program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Acquire substantive knowledge in the field of public administration and public policy
  • Prepare students for subsequent education, in particular a Master's in Public Administration, professional careers including government service, and citizenship
  • Acquire the analytical, research, writing, and presentation skills of public administration and policy majors
  • Engage in service, leadership, and experiential learning activities             

Career Potential

  • Press secretary
  • Lobbyist
  • Government official
  • Policy researcher

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American Government and Politics
  • Political Research 
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Political Theory
  • Methods of Political Analysis
  • Current Issues in Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 


124 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cortland

874 - 1904 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.

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