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Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Policy

Kaplan University



As the government and public sector continues to grow, there is an increased need for individuals who have the knowledge and the skills that are needed for succeeding in careers that work with government process, policy, procedure, and the law. For this reason, Kaplan University has created their online public administration and policy degree program. This online degree in public policy program will prepare individuals for working with a number of experts in the field as they study the organization, structure, and processes of government through an interdisciplinary lens, and is designed to help students develop an understanding of the issues and challenges confronting society locally, nationally, and globally.

This is an excellent online program for any individual who is looking to develop their understanding of policy development through an extensive curriculum that focuses on:

  • Structure and processes of the government
  • Economics of public administration
  • Evolution of law and policy
  • Tools used to implement policy
  • Processes by which public policy is formulated and implemented
  • Goals of public policy
  • Methods and tools used to evaluate and design policy

Graduates of this online degree in public administration and policy will have gained the knowledge and the skills that are needed for succeeding in a variety of careers, such as:

  • Coordinator of government relations
  • Risk manager
  • Contract administrator
  • Legislative assistant
  • Research and policy associate
  • Health policy analyst
  • Program administrator
  • Purchasing manager
  • Contracting officer
  • Contracting specialist
  • Assistant director of volunteer services

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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