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Other Public Administration

280 Master's Degrees Annually
50 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#188 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Public Administration Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other public administration graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 280
Graduate Certificate 56
Doctor’s Degree 50

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Public Administration?

280 Master's Degrees Annually
66% Percent Women
44% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The major attracts more women than men. About 66% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other public admin majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Public Admin Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 62
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 123
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 22

Geographic Diversity

Other Public Admin appeals to people across the globe. About 7.5% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Colombia
  • Brazil

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

The median early-career salary of other public administration students with a master’s degree is $50,700 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $40,150 (25th percentile) and $79,300 (75th percentile).


We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to other public admin so take that into consideration.

Online Other Public Administration Programs

In 2018-2019, 106 schools offered a other public admin program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 12 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 12 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 22 6
Bachelor’s Degree 18 5
Post-Baccalaureate 12 1
Master’s Degree 31 12
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 8 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

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Major Number of Grads
Social Work 57,499
Public Administration 17,444
Human Services 13,768
Public Policy 6,021
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,832


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