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Study in public policy and administration can prepare you for work in management and budgeting, as well as help instill the analytical tools necessary to understand the economic impacts of policy decisions. Workers in the field also evaluate policy options, develop political strategies to advance different types of proposals, and conduct research.

Public administration officials center on the organization of governmental policies, as well as the conduct and actions of elected officials.

Education & Career Opportunities in Public Policy and Administration

People who earn degrees in public policy and administration often work in human resource management, policy analysis, public budgeting, or public relations. Most workers are employed by local, state, or federal governments, but many people work in private-sector jobs as well. Others work as policy consultants.

A bachelor's degree in public policy and administration is usually required for entry-level public policy and administration jobs, and many employers and organizations require a master's degree as well as a strong record of work experience.



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