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Public Administration

University of Tennessee Knoxville

48 months
Duration
31664 USD/year
31664 USD/year
13244 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Public Administration major in the Haslam College of Business from University of Tennessee Knoxville is a joint program sponsored by the Departments of Economics and Political Science.

Overview

It is designed for students interested in government, namely in the formation of public policy and the practice of public sector management among many other areas of the interface between the public and private sectors. The program combines key elements of business administration, economics, and political science. Specifically, it involves the application of business administration principles in areas that are not characterized by the profit motive (government agencies and non-profit organizations), all within the context of existing political institutions. 

Public Administration majors at the University of Tennessee Knoxvillestudy such things as the management of governmental organizations, the art and science of public budgeting, and the design and implementation of effective public policies. The public administration major is ideally suited for students who enjoy economics, politics, and business administration, but who also have strong interest in public policy and public service.

Career Opportunities in Public Administration

Public administration majors pursue careers in a wide variety of areas in both the private and public sectors, the latter at the federal, state, and local levels. Examples include tax administration and budget analysis, city management, governmental relations within large corporations and industry trade associations, the management of non-profit organizations, policy analysis in a non-governmental organization, and the functional areas of government such as education, healthcare, environment, and economic development. In addition to the Master of Public Administration degree, many undergraduate majors pursue graduate programs in law, economics, or public policy.

Programme Structure

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have multiple options in pursuing the study of public administration as their undergraduate major.

  • Public Administration, BA (Political Science Major)
  • Public Administration Major, BS in Business Administration

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Required

  • Go Vols (formerly VIP) application or the Common Application
  • $50 application fee 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • English proficiency
  • One required essay—choose one of seven prompts
Optional
  • Recommendation letters (academic, professional, or personal)
  • Supporting statement
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31664 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31664 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13244 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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