Our society depends on public servants. While elected officials make the news, professionals behind the scenes are the ones who can have the biggest impact. Now, get the skills and credential you need to make a difference with the online Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree from Point Park University. Point Park’s online public administration degree is designed for your convenience, helping you keep work and family commitments while training for exciting career advancement.
Our fully online public administration degree program is designed for public servants by public servants. Our courses are created and taught by professors with years of experience in their fields. With courses in public budgeting, public policy and decision analysis, Point Park’s online public administration degree gives deep insight into relevant public policy topics and prepares you with the real-world knowledge you need for a public administration career. Whether you are looking to move off the front lines and into management or whether you want to start your public administration career, Point Park’s online public administration degree will ensure the support you need in a flexible, fully online environment that works with your schedule.Request Info
Advance beyond entry-level positions and become an emergency medical services administrator with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration – EMS Administration at Point Park University. You will gain the skills community leaders are looking for to keep emergency services running smoothly.View Page
Become a community leader in fire service with Point Park’s Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with a concentration on Fire Service Administration. If you’re a firefighter wanting to move into management roles, this program gives you everything you need to advance your career.View Page
Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Public Administration program must meet the following requirements:
More commonly known as “fire chiefs,” fire services managers are the highest administrators within a fire department. They are responsible for planning, organizing and executing fire prevention services, which may include such varied roles as establishing policies, planning goals, supervising staff, preparing budgets, supervising inspections, meeting with elected officials and responding to major emergencies.
Emergency medical services (EMS) managers oversee administrative functions regarding EMS services in their community. They are often responsible for managing medical staff such as physicians, paramedics and nurses, creating budgets, fundraising, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, and other related duties. EMS managers require strong interpersonal and communication skills to be successful.
Also known as “budget analysts,” budget advisors help organizations use their financial resources successfully. They may analyze data, look at relationships between programs and their financial impact, give financial advice, conduct cost-benefit analysis and other related tasks. Budget advisors must have both excellent math and writing skills and must be able to communicate effectively.
Labor relations coordinators work as liaisons between employees and their companies. They are often responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements, organizing employee grievance procedures, representing their company during labor disputes, meeting with unions and drafting proposals for contracts. These individuals must possess excellent listening, speaking and negotiation skills.
Community programs directors organize and oversee social service programs. Among their responsibilities, they may identify needed program areas, develop program budgets, manage program staff, plan outreach activities and obtain data about program effectiveness. Community programs directors must possess excellent problem-solving, time management and interpersonal skills.
Equivalent to the CEO of a company, non-profit directors oversee operations for entire non-profit organizations. They are responsible for providing overall leadership and may specifically manage general policies, financial oversight, development, outreach programs, staff management and more. Depending on the size and needs of their employer, a non-profit director may require a master’s degree and extensive management experience.
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