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Discover real world learning experiences in problem solving, critical thinking and policy analysis. If you are looking for a degree that will prepare you for success in service to society, EOU’s Public Administration program is for you!
With your degree you can pursue:
Graduates can expect success as: City Managers, Mayors, Nonprofit Leaders, County and Regional Planners, Policy Advisors, State Agency Coordinators, Budget Analysts, and Law Students.
The major in Public Administration will build on the traditional strengths of the liberal arts, while at the same time providing the necessary management skills required for the unique responsibilities of the public sector. The program will introduce students to the political, economic and legal environments of a variety of public sector and nonprofit organizations. It stresses the analytical and problem-solving skills required of public administrators and the need to creatively apply appropriate data evaluation methods and techniques. It will also prepare students for careers in public and non-profit agencies, as well as graduate study in public and private administration.
Transferring to EOU? Our goal is to make the process seamless.
Transferring from a community college? Special transfer pathways are created with community colleges to align your AA or AAOT with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science. Career tracks like: Aviation, Business Administration, Veterinary Technician, Fire Science or Massage Therapy.
Our 100% online option allows for the flexibility of online learning with our personalized academic support.
“The Public Administration program at Eastern provided me with the knowledge and skills that I needed to be successful in the public sphere. From the United States Congress to the Oregon State Senate, I would not have had these opportunities without the strong education I had through this program.”
Evan Bryan, '15Legislative Director at the Oregon State SenateHillsboro, Ore.