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Public Administration

Drake University

24 months
714 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
714 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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Public Administration at Drake University prepares students to navigate the evolving landscape of public administration with the tools to strategically solve problems, analyze policies, and meet public service needs at the local, state, and federal level, as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors.


Public Administration at Drake University is offered entirely online and emphasizes courses in human resources, public policy, ethics, and decision making, empowering students to make an immediate impact on the communities in which they serve. 

Additionally, all six week courses are asynchronous, which means you can study when and where it works best for you. There are no in-person requirements or scheduled online class meetings.

Students at Public Administration at Drake University will:

  • Learn to lead and manage with confidence as you complete coursework that focuses on technology, cybersecurity, business, and project management.
  • Gain an understanding of the evolving healthcare landscape through the completion of coursework consisting of healthcare administration, healthcare policy, ethics, law and advocacy and conflict resolution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Changing Environment & Management of Public & Nonprofit Organizations
  • Managing Human Resources as Assets
  • Applying Information, Research, and Analysis in Nonprofit and Public Environments
  • Public Budget & Financial Management
  • Public Organizations & Leadership
  • Public Policy Decision Making and Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Submit an electronic copy of your résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a typed, one-page essay detailing how a graduate education at Drake University will help you reach your academic and professional goals.
  • Submit contact information for two professional recommendations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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