Department of Political Science

Careers in Public Administration

Public Administration and Public Service are in some ways synonymous with one another. Those who enter the field of Public Administration are public servants in the truest sense of the term. They are the men and women who provide the leadership for the delivery of the various services provided by local, state and national government. They may also provide the expertise that elected officials need to make public policy. Career opportunities range from supervising a city parks and recreation program or administering personnel policies to being a policy analyst for either a legislative body or an executive department. Some of our graduates also pursue careers in the administration of private nonprofit organizations and consulting firms whose clients are government offices or programs, or nonprofit organizations.

A great resource for career information is the NASPAA web page.

For more information

Bridgett King

Dr. Bridgett King

MPA Program Director and Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Auburn University, AL 36849
8030-C Haley Center

Last Updated: November 18, 2019