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Graduate Degree in Public Administration

What Can You Do With A Graduate Degree in Public Administration?

Information and Options for Human Services


Public Administration Related Skills

  • Program Development and Planning
  • Budget and Financial Skills
  • Current Events Knowledge
  • Evaluation of Ideas
  • Fundraising
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Presentation & Public Speaking
  • Public Sector Knowledge
  • Research Methodology
  • Summarizing Results
  • Time Management
  • Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Administrative Processes
  • Understanding of Legal System
  • Analyze Information
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Government Agencies Operation
  • Marketing Knowledge
  • Nonprofit Sector Knowledge
  • Project Management/Planning
  • Time Management
  • Understanding Personal Dynamics
  • Grant Writing and Knowledge
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Leadership Demonstration
  • Comfortable Using Technology
  • Organizational Design Knowledge
  • Staff Development
  • Collecting & Examining Data
  • Conflict Resolution

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admission/Assessment Officer
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Program Specialist
  • Transition Assistance Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Community Services Manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Community Planner
  • Congressional Committee Staffer
  • Convention Organizer
  • Corporate Relations Manager
  • Development Director
  • Education & Outreach Director
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Lobbyist
  • Major Gifts Coordinator
  • Media Planner
  • Membership Coordinator
  • National Campaigns Coordinator
  • Community Organizer
  • Program Director
  • Administrative Fiscal Officer
  • Advocacy Director
  • Alumni Relations Director
  • Campaign Director
  • Citizen Outreach Coordinator
  • College Professor
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Event Planner
  • Foundation Program Manager
  • Government Official
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resources Director
  • Labor Relations Representative
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Rural Development Officer
  • Social Science Analyst
  • Special Events Director
  • Policy Analyst
  • Student Activities Coordinator

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Employers of Public Administration Majors

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Federal, State, & Local Government
  • Advertising and Marketing Firms
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Organizations
  • Community Service Agencies
  • Consulting Organizations
  • Cultural Centers
  • Historical Societies/Museums
  • International Organizations
  • Nature Centers
  • Zoos & Aquariums
  • Healthcare/Hospitals
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Public Housing Agencies
  • Retirement Homes
  • Social Services Organizations
  • Private Foundations
  • Professional Associations
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Public Opinion Research Polls
  • Public Policy Think Tanks
  • Religious Service Organizations
  • Research Institutes
  • Urban and City Planning Offices

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Job Posting Sites

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Career Planning Links

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Professional Affiliations

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