Public administration is about serving communities and making a difference. A public administration degree paves the way for a career in local, state or federal government or with non-governmental organizations and nonprofits.
The Kean public administration program takes a practical approach, using case studies, hands-on experience and simulations to take students from theory to decisive action.
Kean public administration graduates find their passion in public service, managing government and nonprofit agencies and offices, solving societal problems, steering public policy, and serving in elected office.
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.
At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.
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
Projected job growth by 2026 for social and community service managers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
The national median annual salary for social and community service managers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Average public administration salary in New Jersey, eight percent higher than the nationwide average, according to Indeed.com
The national median annual salary for medical and health services managers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
New Jersey ranks seventh among states in the U.S. for average public administration salaries, according to Indeed.com
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