Career and Academic Opportunities

Graduates of this pathway will be prepared to obtain a wide range of careers including but not limited to administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Students completing this degree track will also achieve skills to promote their success in continued academic achievements such as the pursuit of a law degree or a PhD.

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • GPA:  3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor’s degree (i.e., BS Sociology degree)
  • 18 hours completed in residence at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include
  • PAD 6200 to count for Upper Division Elective
  • PAD 6250 to count for SOCI 3305

Take one of the following two courses:

  • PAD 6300 to count for Upper Division Elective -OR-
  • PAD 6700 to count for Upper Division Elective

Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. 
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Department / College
Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Rm. 4064, Social Science Bldg.

Advising Contact
Dr. Darina Lepadatu, Program Coordinator

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Public Administration

Department / College
School of Government and International Affairs / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Building, Room 5032

Advising Contact
Maureen Wilson, Advisor