Career and Academic Opportunities

The Double Owl Pathway in Human Services-Public Administration is an ideal program for students desiring a career in public service, including public or nonprofit management, and/or public policy. As public institutions become more complex, if you can navigate the internal politics of large organizations, you will be highly valued – regardless if the organization is private sector, government, or other nonprofit. The focus on critical thinking and people management skills makes an MPA the advanced degree of the future.

The Pathway provides a focused and interactive educational experience designed to equip students desiring a career in public service with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • 3.25 KSU GPA
  • 60 hours toward the bachelor's degree
  • 30 hours at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include
  • PAD 6200 to count for Upper Division Major Elective
  • PAD 6250 to count for Upper Division Major Elective
  • PAD 6300 to count for Upper Division Major 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. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Integrated Health Science

Department / College
Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education / Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Convocation Center, Room 3014

Advising Contact
Mia Oberlton, 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