48 months
676 USD/credit 20280 USD/year
676 USD/credit 20280 USD/year
445 USD/credit 13350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in how the government works?  Do you want to influence the direction of your community, state, or country? Are you interested in public policies such as education, criminal justice, economic development, or the environment? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Public Administration from University of Central Arkansas is the program for you! 


What is the career outlook for public administration majors?

The Public Administration program from University of Central Arkansas offers many career opportunities including those in government agencies at all levels, in non-profit organizations both domestically and abroad, in higher education, as aides and analysts for elected officials, in hospitals and other health-related organizations, and in private sector companies that contract with governments.  

These opportunities provide good pay and benefits, numerous choices of where to work in the U.S. and around the world, and resources for further training and education.  Job opportunities abound as agency directors, program managers, policy analysts, legislative or congressional aides, budget analysts, grant writers, economic developers, city managers, urban planners, research analysts, law enforcement officers, human resource analysts, healthcare administrators, and as attorneys in government and non-profit agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Public Administration and Policy
  • State Government & Politics
  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Public ManagementLocal Government & Politics
  • The American Presidency 
  • Community & Regional Planning
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Government Budgeting
  • Economic Geography
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Urban Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Recreation & Tourism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We admit national students on a rolling basis throughout the year after the launch of the new application in August.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for International Admission. 
  • Non-Refundable $50.00 Application Fee.
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • Copy of the diploma or leaving certificate or GED (General Education Diploma) translated into English.
  • SAT/ACT scores if applicable. 
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcripts/mark sheets from secondary school with
    • at least 3 academic years of records
    • a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
    • English translation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 676 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    20280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 676 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 445 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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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