Public Administration

Public Administration

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!


Prepare for a Career in Public Administration!

With your degree you can pursue:

  • City Management
  • Non-Profit Leadership
  • County and Regional Planning
  • Policy Adviser
  • Budget Analysis
  • Experience the only fully online Public Administration program from a public university in the U.S.
  • Develop workplace success skills via practicum and internships.
  • Learn from nationally respected authorities and experts.
  • Strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills in real life situations.

Career Pathways


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.

Transfer to EOU


Transferring to EOU? Our goal is to make the process seamless.

FastTrack Transfer Pathways

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.


EOU Online


Get your degree 100% Online

Our 100% online option allows for the flexibility of online learning with our personalized academic support.

  • Part-time or full-time study gives you the flexibility to work with your schedule
  • Low cost per credit. Low student fees, too!


“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, '15
Legislative Director at the Oregon State Senate
Hillsboro, Ore.

Evan Bryan, Public Administration alumnus