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What You Learn

You develop administrative and leadership skills to be prepared for a management career in public service:

  • Create and implement plans to address and solve challenges for communities and individuals

  • Learn to direct and manage all levels of government and nonprofit organizations

  • Build your skills in public speaking and writing

Kean also offers a five-year B.A./MPA honors program to begin your graduate work as an undergraduate and reduce the amount of time required to complete a master’s degree. Choose from three B.A./MPA options — general management, health services management or nonprofit management

You can also choose to minor in public administration to complement your studies in another area.

B.A. in Public Administration

B.A./MPA Honors Program

Minor in Public Administration

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I want to work in higher education and see my public administration degree as a way to develop that career. After getting my bachelor’s, I plan to continue for a master’s degree in public administration at Kean.

Jazmine Torres
Class of 2020

After Kean

Kean graduates have successful careers in government, nonprofits, law, health care, higher education and more. Possible careers include:

  • Government Administrator
  • City Manager
  • Elected Official
  • Hospital and Healthcare Manager
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Director of Development
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Program Director

18%

Projected job growth by 2026 for social and community service managers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

$50,000

The national median annual salary for social and community service managers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

$65,000

Average public administration salary in New Jersey, eight percent higher than the nationwide average, according to Indeed.com

$70,000

The national median annual salary for medical and health services managers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

7th

New Jersey ranks seventh among states in the U.S. for average public administration salaries, according to Indeed.com

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