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Public Policy and Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
The mission of the Public Policy and Administration program is to prepare students for careers in local, state, or national governments, and in businesses and other organizations such as hospitals and charities in the public-sector, as well as private-sector organizations and businesses which work closely with government.


Students who graduate from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Public Policy and Administration will meet the following student learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate writing skills appropriate for the discipline;
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from public policy problems and issues;
  • Use appropriate technology effectively in the delivery of their homework and in preparation for their profession;
  • Identify, define, and explain the American political system including knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, Federalism, the institutions of American Government, and discuss their operation;
  • Show a grasp of U.S. constitutional rights and the roles of parties or groups;
  • Classify, describe, and differentiate the major principles and concepts of public
  • administration;
  • Explain how public policy is made and apply the techniques to analyze public policy;
  • Evaluate public policy and apply this to program review;
  • Collect, identify, and discuss theories of organizational management and leadership models, and apply these theories to analyze human behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels
  • Apply and practice their knowledge and skills in a professional setting through our internship program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • introduction to financial accounting
  • principles of macroeconomics 
  • american government and politics 
  • introductory psychology 
  • business statistics
  • introduction to statistical reasoning and analysis 
  • basic statistical methods
  • basic social statistics
  • organizational behavior
  • introduction to information systems
  • state and local government
  • introduction to public administration
  • public policy analysis and advocacy
  • business writing
  • advanced composition
  • technical and scientific writing
  • seminar in public administration
  • internship in political science 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Online application (Submit application first and then send the supporting documents. That would facilitate the processing of all the materials)
  • Academic Records (If your academic record is not issued in English, we will require physical copies of the official English translation in a sealed envelope. We do not accept translations done by the applicants themselves)
  • English Language Scores
  • Financial Documents
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Minnesota Resident: $8,180 
  • Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater: $12,517 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Nonresident students are automatically eligible for scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 per year, based on ACT/SAT scores, high school course rigor, class rank and grade point average, and the college application statement. Students will be notified at point of admission regarding these merit-based awards.

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