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Public Administration Degree at University of West Georgia (UWG)

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Public Administration Degree

The public administration program at University of West Georgia 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 Georgia 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 West Georgia offers a master's degree program in public administration.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male4
Female10

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black5
White7

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Public Administration program at UWG, 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
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 8,270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $92.27
      • Average Annual Salary: $191,920

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
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 47,260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $55.36
      • Average Annual Salary: $115,140

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
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 720
      • Average Annual Salary: $21,340

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
    • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
      • Total Employment: 6,950
      • Average Hourly Rate: $41.32
      • Average Annual Salary: $85,950

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 Georgia

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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Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

55 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

37 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Brenau University

Gainesville, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B)
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North Georgia College & State University

Dahlonega, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

81 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M,D)
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Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

35 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Albany State University

Albany, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Georgia Regents University

Augusta, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)