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 has offered the following programs for students:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate3
Master's Degree5

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male4
Female4

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black2
White6

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: 7,230
    • Average Hourly Rate: $95.63
    • Average Annual Salary: $198,910

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: 50,480
    • Average Hourly Rate: $57.36
    • Average Annual Salary: $119,310

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: 790
    • Average Annual Salary: $30,870

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: 8,400
    • Average Hourly Rate: $47.28
    • Average Annual Salary: $98,330

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Argosy University - Atlanta

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Strayer University - Georgia

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 69 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M,D)

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 40 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Albany State University

Albany, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M,D)

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