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Public Administration Schools in Tennessee

Public administration schools in Tennessee award both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the latter being preferred for management positions in nonprofit organizations, healthcare programs, and other community-oriented services. Public administration degree-holders are also commonly found at local, state, and government agencies and in politics. Those in the public sector also have a different slant than their commercial counterparts, and are more focused on policies and social programs than chasing a profit. While course requirements vary according to degree, college, and specialization, core principles in this educational program include policy analysis, ethics, management, public finance and budgeting, research methods, leadership, human resource management, and public economics.