Public Administration Degree at San Jose State University

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Public Administration Degree

The public administration program at San Jose State University 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 California 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. San Jose State University offers a master's degree program in public administration.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male7
Female15

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian5
Black2
Hispanic5
White6
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Public Administration program at San Jose State University, 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $116.28
    • Average Annual Salary: $241870

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 18
    • Average Hourly Rate: $76.18
    • Average Annual Salary: $158460

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, legislators employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 70
    • Average Annual Salary: $53900

Transportation Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, transportation managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 630
    • Average Hourly Rate: $55.59
    • Average Annual Salary: $115630

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 California

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,...)

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Golden Gate University - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (C,M,D)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M)

California State University - Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Monterey, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M)

California State University - Stanislaus

Turlock, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

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