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Public Administration Degree at University of Kansas

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Public Administration Degree

The public administration program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas 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. University of Kansas has offered the following program levels for students:

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

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree11
    Master's Degree34
    Doctorate Degree1

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male28
    Female18

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black2
    Hispanic5
    White37
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Public Administration program at University of Kansas, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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
    • Lawrence, KS
      • Total Employment: 130
      • Average Hourly Rate: $72.54
      • Average Annual Salary: $150,880

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
    • Lawrence, KS
      • Total Employment: 510
      • Average Hourly Rate: $44.94
      • Average Annual Salary: $93,470

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

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
    • Lawrence, KS
      • Total Employment: 70
      • Average Hourly Rate: $30.17
      • Average Annual Salary: $62,750

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 Kansas

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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Haskell Indian Nations University

Lawrence, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (A)
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Washburn University

Topeka, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B)
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MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B)
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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Independence Community College

Independence, KS
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (C)
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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)
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Barton Community College

Great Bend, KS
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (A)