• Three concentrations
  • Professionals teaching professionals
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B.S. in Public Administration

100% Online Degree Program

If you’re seeking a rewarding career in public administration, Point Park University has the quality education you need for success. The online Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree is delivered through an interactive learning environment to provide the flexibility you need to balance your education with your busy schedule. To ensure you gain the right skills for the career you want, the program offers a general public administration track, along with two career-focused concentrations in emergency medical services administration and fire service.

  • The EMS administration concentration is designed for individuals striving for leadership positions within the emergency medical services field. You’ll gain the academic credential and management expertise community leaders are looking for, plus the professional and technical skills required to keep emergency services running properly.
  • The fire service concentration is designed for firefighters preparing to advance into leadership roles. You’ll strengthen your emergency preparedness skills while gaining the essential management and analysis expertise needed for success as a trusted community leader.
  • The general concentration allows you to fully customize your education by selecting the seven courses to fulfill the concentration requirement. You are able to enhance your knowledge in a variety of topics that will help you move into the management role that you desire.

Quick Facts

  • Next Start Date: March 7, 2021
  • Total Number of Credits: 120
  • Course Length: 8 weeks
  • Time to Complete: 2-4 years

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Transform Your Experience into College Credit

Point Park University is proud to introduce a new Prior Learning Assessment and Advanced Standing/Experiential Learning Credit opportunities. Students can transfer credits from qualifying experiences including other college institutions, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST exams) or UEXCEL exams, Advanced Placement (AP) credit and experiential learning assessment portfolio submissions. Experiential learning credits are not considered current coursework for financial aid and they do not fulfill any of the minimum 30 credits that must be completed at Point Park University to graduate. In addition, experiential learning credits through portfolio submissions are capped at 18 credits.

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Why Point Park University?

Convenient Scheduling

Get the flexibility to choose when to begin your degree with multiple start dates each year.

Career-Focused Education

Acquire the skills you need to advance your career.


With reasonable tuition costs and generous financial aid, get a quality education that delivers an excellent return on your investment.

Faculty of Professionals

Learn from professors who are experts in their respective fields.

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Point Park University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000), and complies with all regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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