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Public Administration, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
San Diego, CA, United States| Online
Learn how to analyze the operations and procedures of public management as well as nonprofits, and develop relevant management skills with the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) at the National University.
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Overview

Public Administration Program at the National University Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize the theories of public administration.
  • Analyze the operations and procedures of public management and nonprofits.
  • Develop skills in managing a public sector or nonprofit organization.
  • Apply the theories and practices in program and resource management.
  • Apply the theories and practices of accounting and budgeting in government and nonprofits.
  • Evaluate the role of community groups in local government.
  • Analyze ethical situations in the public sector.
  • Utilize research process to address a current problem in public administration.
  • Collect data, conduct a literature review, analyze data, write and explain findings, and present results orally and/or in writing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In the program, you’ll be exposed to the central theories of public administration. 
  • You’ll find ways to apply public administration theories and practices in program and resource management, and understand accounting and budgeting for government agencies and nonprofits.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    70

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    370 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Cost per Quarter Unit - $370

Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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