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Public Administration and Service

Program Requirements

We offer students in the field a broad range of courses in politics, public policy and administration to prepare students for graduate work in public administration, political science, or public law and/or employment in the public or non-profit sectors.

Course Offerings

Courses students may choose from include the following:

  • Public Administration
  • State and Local Government
  • Government in Metropolitan Areas
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Bureaucracy in the Public Policy Process

Learn more about pursuing a Master of Public Administration after completing your political science degree.

For further information about the public administration and service emphasis, please email Denise Burchard at

Contact Us

Department of Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415
Phone: 815-753-1011
Fax: 815-753-6302