BS in Public Policy and Administration

James Madison University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,875

Course Accredited By

AACSB

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
The major in public policy and administration provides students with a general foundation in the nature of public policy, the public workplace and its political, legal and managerial environments.
Interested students may apply in their sophomore year to participate in the Fifth-Year Master of Public Administration degree program, which allows qualified students to earn an MPA degree with one additional year of study. Our vast network of alumni helps students transition to careers in government, consulting, policy advocacy, communications and the non-profit sector.

We seek to enhance the quality of public policy and civic life at home and abroad by teaching students, conducting research and collaborating with people inside and outside of the JMU community.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Undergraduate
International Year (3 semesters) Intensive English Program (IEP) (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English 75/120: 95/150
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year
    Up to 28 credits toward degree

International Year (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year
    Up to 27 credits toward degree

International Year (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year
    Up to 27 credits toward degree

International Year (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
  • IELTS 6.5 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English 95/120: 115/150
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year
    Up to 27 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
  • IELTS 6.5 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
    GPA: Undergraduate: 2.5 for Direct Admission

Degree Requirements
Major Requirements
Core Requirements
POSC 225. U.S. Government [C4AE] 4.00hrs
ECON 200. Introduction to Macroeconomics [C4GE] 3.00hrs
PPA 200. Introduction to Public Policy 3.00hrs
PPA 265. Public Administration 3.00hrs
POSC 295. Research Methods 4.00hrs
Total: 17 Credit Hours


Public Management Concentration
Core Requirements: 17 Credit Hours
Required Concentration Courses: 12 Credit Hours
ACTG 244. Accounting for Non-Business Majors 3.00hrs
MGT 365. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 3.00hrs
PPA 381. Budgetary Process 3.00hrs
PPA 415. Legal Environment of Public Administration 3.00hrs
Process, Issue and Application course (choose one): 3 Credit Hours
GEOG 215. Introduction to Geographic Information Science and Cartography 3.00hrs
GEOG 216. Earth Observation and GPS 3.00hrs
GEOG 344. Globalization and Development 3.00hrs
GEOG 345. Geography of Poverty 3.00hrs
NPS 300. Introduction to Nonprofits 3.00hrs
PPA 460. Regionalism and Urban Management 3.00hrs
PPA 461. Education and Social Policy 3.00hrs
PPA 462. Social Welfare and Local Government Policy 3.00hrs
PPA 470. Nonprofit Management and Leadership 3.00hrs
PPA 472. Contract Management 3.00hrs
PPA 483. Special Topics in Public Management 3.00hrs
PPA 484. Environmental Regulatory Policy and Politics 3.00hrs
SCOM 350. Organizational Communication 3.00hrs
Approved WRTC course (Consult the PPA coordinator.)
Required Capstone Courses: 7 Credit Hours
PPA 420. Public Management 3.00hrs
PPA 496. Internship in Public Management 4.00hrs  2

Pricing* 

Undergraduate IEP (1 semester) International Year (3 semester) $42,385 

International Year (3 semester) $33,650 

International Year (2 semester) $24,150 

International Year (1 semester) $12,075 

Direct Admit $24,875 

Program Tuition Estimated Room, Board & Fees $17,048 - $17,470**

 *Pricing is subject to change. 

**2-semester estimate. 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $8,000

 Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $6,000

 *Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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