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in Iowa

UNI offers the only undergraduate public administration major in the state.

Prepare for
Grad School

Graduates are regularly accepted into top-ten Masters in Public Administration programs.


Profs are frequently called upon by local and national media for their expertise in public affairs.

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Department of Political Science
335 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0404


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Why Public Administration?

Find your path.

Students enjoy a wide array of courses, taught on a variety of topics, including:

  • Current & Emerging Issues in Public Administration
  • Leadership & Management in Public Service
  • Politics & Public Policy
  • Analyzing Politics
  • Public Budgeting
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Community Politics
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Grow your future.

UNI’s public administration majors are prepared for nearly any workplace, including private industry, the nonprofit sector and local, state and national government.

Recent graduates have gone on to work as policy analysts, nonprofit managers, city managers, government relations specialists and in human resource management, law enforcement, urban planning and intelligence. Grads are also regularly accepted into top-ten Masters in Public Administration programs.

Administration building

Go beyond.

Learn hands-on through class simulations, guest speakers, internships and activities that apply to the real challenges public organizations face daily.

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