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The Public Services Administration program is ideal for public service workers and government employees who seek administrative or managerial advancement. Students gain upper-level experience through administrative internships, and senior field projects researching contemporary issues or problems.

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“I couldn’t be here (in his current position) if I didn’t have it (my degree). I would not be here if not for Siena Heights. I recognize that.”

Bobby Hopewell ’96

Health Care Administrator

Former Mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Bobby Hopewell '96

Learn more about SHU Global’s nationally ranked Online Program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for public administration occupations is projected to grow 7-16 percent between 2018-28. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Services Administration is a career-oriented degree ideal for public service workers and government employees who seek administrative or managerial advancement online.

Our public administration degree online curriculum brings an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students to serve as highly-skilled and ethical leaders in the public and non-profit sector. Program instructors are active practitioners with hands-on knowledge of these very specific fields. They are able to understand and explain varieties of human behaviors and seek solutions to problem behaviors in the workplace.

This dynamic online program introduces valuable real-world scenarios and students will learn to apply their knowledge in areas such as budgeting, critical issues, ethics, communication, leadership, project management, and research methods.

Students will gain upper-level experience through administrative internships and senior field projects researching contemporary issues or problems. In the bachelors in public administration online program, undergraduates will learn to identify issues critical to public and human service administration. They will develop strategies to effectively deal with these issues and form management skills for daily operations and long-range planning strategies for the future. Students will express recognition and understanding for different ethnicities, races, ages, classes, and genders and how these factors impact service delivery systems to the community. They will also learn to efficiently develop budgets for public and human service agency jobs; emphasis is placed on the role of public policy in budgeting/financing for public and human service agencies.

The bachelor in Public Services Administration degree program is 36-credit hours in a 7-week format. At a minimum, students are required to complete 18 credit hours of major coursework at the 300/400 level, complemented by the completion of other elective and liberal arts education requirements to fulfill overall bachelor\’s degree requirements.

Graduate with your public administration bachelor degree in a rising occupational field from an award-winning online program! Finish your degree in a time frame that works with your schedule – in as little as two years, depending on your remaining requirements and availability.

Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.