Major in Public and Nonprofit Administration – Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The undergraduate program at Rutgers SPAA is designed to prepare students for careers or advanced study in public and nonprofit administration. The program, which is rooted in the concept of experiential learning, is not solely focused on traditional academic coursework. Rather, the curriculum aims to give students a hands-on educational experience through internships and projects that provide the practical knowledge and skills required to enter rewarding careers in government or the nonprofit sector in a variety of policy areas.
Program Quick Facts
- Program: On Campus | 100% Online
(all courses required to complete the major are available online)
- Credits: 35
(out of the 120 required for an undergraduate degree)
- Application Deadline: Fall: Dec. 1
- BA Program Director: Michael Dillard, EdD
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> Read our Alumni Stories to see what some of our alumni do with their degrees from Rutgers SPAA
As part of the core requirements for the program, students take their classroom training
and apply it to the real world in the form of a supervised, structured, service-learning
internship within local, state, federal, and global governments, organizations, and
For more information and a sampling of organizations where SPAA interns serve in the
greater Newark, NJ area and beyond visit Internships at Rutgers SPAA.
Leadership & Engagement Opportunities
Rutgers SPAA students have access to many leadership and engagement opportunities
via the school’s events, initiatives, activities, and partner organizations.
For academic year-long, annual, and other opportunities, visit Leadership & Engagement Opportunities.
Careers in Public Administration
Earning a degree from Rutgers SPAA prepares you for management and leadership roles across a wide range of careers spanning all levels of government (federal, state, and local), the nonprofit sector, international organizations, academia, and the private sector.
For more information on what you can do with a degree in public administration, visit Careers.
To Apply / Admission Requirements
For admission requirements and application information and deadlines see Apply Now.