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Division of Public Administration

At the Hatfield School’s Public Administration Division, we provide current and future government leaders with exceptional management skills and a public service ethic.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford

At the core of social change is partnership. The Public Administration division of the Hatfield School of Government fosters partnerships between PSU students and faculty and the community — both locally and internationally. The student experience includes creating effective partnerships between government, businesses and nonprofit organizations to create effective social change.

With collaborative, multi-disciplinary studies that engage students with scholarship, service and ethics, the graduate, certificate, doctorate and undergraduate minor programs of Public Administration prepare students for careers in health policy, health care administration, public policy, nonprofit administration, and more.

Undergraduate Program

The Civic Leadership undergraduate minor offered by the Public Administration division offers hands-on opportunities to students to put education into practice, helping prepare them for careers in the nonprofit and government sectors.

Graduate Programs

Public Administration offers four graduate degree programs and one certificate program for students seeking to build careers in public health, health administration and executive leadership in public service.

Doctoral Program

The Hatfield School offers two interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree programs that capitalize on the full gamut of academic resources within CUPA as well as resources from our Portland, Oregon community.