Public Administration

Learn the management and policy-making skills you’ll need to succeed in government employment with our Public Administration Associate degree and certificate programs.

Join a Community of Problem-Solvers

Are you interested in serving the public? Rio’s Public Administration program can give you the background and skills you need to prepare you for a career in government. You can take online classes about communication, teamwork, organizational behavior, finance, and management. You’ll learn about economics, the history of public administration, and how our national government functions. And you can do it on a part-time or full-time schedule, whichever works best for you.

Whether you’re pursuing a two-year degree or looking to expand your career options, Rio offers degree and certificate of completion programs to help you meet your educational goals.

Career Choices

The Public Administration degree and certificate programs will give you the policy-making skills and management training you need to prepare you for jobs that include:

  • Housing manager
  • Local government officer
  • Policy officer
  • Human resources
  • Analyst
  • Government social research officer
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Charity officer
  • Social researcher
  • Educator
  • Consultant
  • Health service manager

Associate in Applied Science in Public Administration

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Associate in Applied Science in Public Administration

Associate in Applied Science (61-67 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

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Certificate of Completion in Public Administration

Certificate of Completion (18 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

Looking to take just a few classes?

Browse the class schedule to find the classes you need.

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Success is a Team Effort

Just because you can do it alone doesn’t mean you have to. Planning your education can be a daunting task. That’s why we have a dedicated team of Success Coaches on hand to help you achieve your goals. When it comes to enrollment, advising, and financial aid, our Success Coaches have the expertise to help you find the most flexible and affordable college options to get you on the fast track towards a brighter future.