Public Administration

EMPHASIS OF PROGRAM

The Public Administration Program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a wide variety of topics, ranging from national public policy to current issues in rural America. This course of study is designed to prepare students for careers in local, state and national public service, and to broaden their perspectives on the continuing debate about the proper role of government in modern life. Recommended minors to accompany this major are: accounting, business management, political science, psychology, speech communication, and sociology.

Minor:

Public Administration

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Political Science Program awards a small number of scholarships ranging from $500-2,000 annually on the basis of merit. Incoming freshmen, transfer students, and current political science majors are eligible. Incoming students may also apply for a variety of academic and leadership scholarships through the Office of Admission. Criteria for these awards include grade point average, class ranking, ACT scores, and evidence of leadership potential.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Public Administration Program

SS 103, Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street * Marshall, MN 56258

ACADEMIC COMMONS

The Academic Commons is a study center located in IL 224. Students are invited to study, meet friends, and seek assistance with coursework.

Our Mission is to create enhanced opportunities for learning by bringing an array of student academic support services together in a central, visible, and academically-identified location to facilitate seamless access to services for SMSU students and education resources for the wider community.

FRESHMAN ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Complete Application
  • $20 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript(s)
  • ACT or SAT Test Scores

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Rank in the upper half of graduating class
  • or
  • Score a composite of 21 or above on the ACT or 990 on the SAT

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