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Public Administration Schools in Arkansas

Public administration schools in Arkansas teach students how policymakers implement policy at the municipal, state and federal levels. Public administration programs typically offer four-year bachelor’s and master’s degrees. As the government increases its role in society, there will be more public administration careers available. Career choices include economists, government workers, public interest advocates, city planners, urban developers, lobbyists, and politicians. Students should expect to take courses such as community planning, economic development, grant writing, local politics, organizational theory, public funding and finance, public policy, and government structure. Students who pursue this major should look for programs that include an externship. Otherwise it is crucial for the student to seek out volunteer opportunities within their city.