Public Administration Major

Public Administration Major

Become a leader in your community!

University of Northern Iowa’s public administration major creates leaders who serve communities to advance the common good and effect positive change. Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to lead and manage in all levels of government (local, state and federal) as well as in nonprofit organizations and the private sector.

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#1 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.

Renowned Faculty

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
319-273-2039

Email: scott.peters@uni.edu






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
Student studying

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.

Students at mock caucus

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
Student studying

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.

Students at mock caucus