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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

Students from other countries are interested in Other Public Admin, too. 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

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other public administration students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $50,700 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $40,150 (25th percentile) and $79,300 (75th percentile).


It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to other public admin.

Online Other Public Administration Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 schools offered some type of other public administration program. 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

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other public admin.

Major Number of Grads
Social Work 32,304
Public Administration 13,942
Public Policy 3,701
Human Services 1,360
Community Organization & Advocacy 541


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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