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The Public Administration Program

The Public Administration Program at Flagler College is offered as a community service for working professionals employed in public service and non-profit agencies in St. Johns and surrounding counties.  Private sector employees may be eligible for admission by exception. 

Classes are offered on the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine two evenings per week and four Saturdays per semester.  Students who enroll for 12 hours per semester complete the program in five semesters.

2017-2018 Academic Year

Application Deadline for Fall SemesterJuly 14, 2017
New Student Orientation Fall SemesterAugust 3, 2017
Fall SemesterAugust 14 – December 7, 2017
Application Deadline for Spring SemesterNovember 17, 2017
New Student Orientation Spring SemesterDecember 12, 2017
Spring SemesterJanuary 2 – April 26, 2018


The tuition rate is $600 per year or $300 per semester for students who qualify for the Effective Access to Student Education grant (EASE), formerly the FRAG.

Howard Skip Cole

Howard “Skip” Cole, a 2010 Public Administration grad, was recently appointed commander of Central Investigations for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

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For additional information about the Public Administration Program, contact:

Dr. Don D. Berglund, Program Director, at or (904) 819-6440 or Dr. Joe Saviak, Assistant Program Director at or (904) 819-6234

Success Spotlight

Mike Patterson

“I decided to go back to school later in life. To say that I was intimidated was an understatement. It wasn't long after I arrived that I felt very welcome and comfortable. It was more work than I ever anticipated but it was a unique learning experience. I am extremely proud of my degree from Flagler College. Also, the friendships and enduring relationships with both alumni and professors continue to this very day.”
Mike Patterson '09
Chief, Putnam County Fire & Emergency Medical Services

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