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Build an Impactful Career with Eastern Oregon University’s Public Administration Programs

Gain the essential public administration knowledge, skills and connections to build a successful career and make a difference. Our online public administration degrees prepare you to succeed in a public service career. The programs feature a offers a rural-informed curriculum in an interconnected world, allowing you to fill a need for well-rounded public administrators in communities across the country. With EOU’s accelerated Master of Public Administration option, students pursuing their bachelor’s in politics, policy and public administration can apply 15 undergraduate courses toward the MPA.

Put Your Career Goals in Reach

With a degree from Eastern Oregon University, you will see your career opportunities expand as the knowledge and skills you’ve attained become valuable assets in the job market.

  • Our graduates pursue careers as policy analysts, community development managers and environmental specialists at local, state and federal levels.
  • Employment of political scientists is expected to grow nine percent through 2030.1
  • Demand for environmental specialists will grow eight percent between 2020 and 2030.2

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180 Credit Hours; 2–4 Years

Delivered 100% online, the bachelor’s in politics, policy and public administration program offers offers a rural-informed curriculum in an interconnected world and hands-on learning opportunities, such as field placements and internships.

Areas of emphasis: Government, social science, politics, public policy

60 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Develop comprehensive public management skills and graduate prepared to meet the demand for well-rounded public administration professionals through EOU’s online MPA program.

Areas of emphasis: Policy studies, public budgeting, personnel management, leadership

EOU offers quality liberal arts and professional programs at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Each program adheres to Our core values: altruism, INTERDEPENDENCE, civility, discovery, integrity and quality.

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About EOU Online

Convenience and flexibility are built into our online curriculum, but these are just two of the many opportunities our programs offer, including:

  • Only a few of our programs have minimal on-campus requirements, but a majority have none at all.
  • Students receive access to the same content and opportunities as on-campus students.
  • Students learn in a creative digital format.
  • The University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Whether your goal is a new career or career advancement, an EOU degree or certificate will give you the credentials you need to achieve success.

A Relevant, Real-World Curriculum

Our online public administration programs offer a rural-informed global perspective, which aligns with EOU’s mission of bringing a local-to-global perspective that connects the rural regions of Oregon to a wider world. Courses cover a broad range of public administration knowledge, featuring topics such as public policy studies, budgeting, personnel management and administration. Experienced instructors are able to help students apply academic theory to everyday use. Whether you’re transferring in or starting from scratch, we meet you there and help you succeed by providing a personalized learning experience that will become the foundation of your career and professional life.

Top Careers for Public Administration Graduates

Students who graduate with a public administration degree have the opportunity to make a difference in a variety of careers. EOU graduates pursue these roles and more:

  • Policy analyst
  • Economic development director
  • Community development manager
  • City manager
  • Public utility analyst
  • Legal assistant
  • Research analyst
  • Environmental specialist

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  1. Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Retrieved February 10, 2022,
  2. Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Retrieved February 10, 2022,