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Public Administration Degree at SUNY at Albany

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002835
  • Phone: (518) 442-3300

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Public Administration Degree

The public administration program at SUNY at Albany prepares students for careers as a budget analyst, city manager, county clerk, legislative support, lobbyist, non-profit manager, policy analyst, and more. The program focuses on serving as management in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government. Program courses include: roles of public administration, the management of public policy, executive-legislative relations, public budgetary processes and financial management, administrative law, professional ethics, and research methods. Get more details below including other New York colleges that offer public administration degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Administration Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. SUNY at Albany has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Post-Masters Certificate
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree25
    Master's Degree69
    Post-Masters Certificate18
    Doctorate Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male62
    Female54

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black4
    Hispanic6
    White73
    Unknown7

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Public Administration program at SUNY at Albany, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Chief Executives

  • Description:

    Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
      • Total Employment: 1,210
      • Average Hourly Rate: $73.16
      • Average Annual Salary: $152,160

General and Operations Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
      • Total Employment: 5,350
      • Average Hourly Rate: $51.55
      • Average Annual Salary: $107,220

Legislators

  • Description:

    Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, legislators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 0.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
      • Total Employment: 830
      • Average Annual Salary: $86,290

Administrative Services Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, administrative services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.5% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
      • Total Employment: 900
      • Average Hourly Rate: $43.71
      • Average Annual Salary: $90,920

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Public Administration Programs in New York

Public Administration programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
Type: 4-Year Private College

97 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)
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Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Branch

Utica, NY
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (A)
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SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY
Type: 4-Year Public College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Type: 4-Year Private College

190 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M,D)
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CUNY City College

New York, NY
Type: 4-Year Public College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Hostos Community College - CUNY

Bronx, NY
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (A)
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Long Island University - C W Post Campus

Brookville, NY
Type: 4-Year Private College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)
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Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY
Type: 4-Year Private College

330 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice

New York, NY
Type: 4-Year Public College

260 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)
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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

New York, NY
Type: 4-Year Public College

290 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)