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Public Administration Program

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“My degree was a key factor in my promotion to the rank of Sergeant and has allowed me to begin my journey as a supervisor with our agency.”

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Public Administration Program


Admission is open to individuals who are employed in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. Applications will be accepted from students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science degree, or 60 transferable college credits in which a grade of C or better was earned from a regionally accredited college or university. Students who lack an associate's degree and students who have earned the Associate of Science degree may have to take additional courses to satisfy the College's general education requirements of 30 hours in a variety of disciplines.

Application forms for the Public Administration Program may be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Don D. Berglund
Phone: 904-819-6440

The Public Administration Program does not accept applications filed on-line.


The Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) makes pursuing your degree exceptionally affordable. For the 2013-2014 academic year, total tuition for this program is $3,000.00 or $1,500 a semester. Full-time students who qualify for the FRAG receive $2,500.00 towards the cost of tuition. This year, the FRAG pays 83% of the cost of annual student tuition. The total out of pocket cost to students is $500 for the entire academic year or $250 a semester.

Tuition for the 2014/2015 academic year is expected to be the same or a very similar amount.

(* A full-time load is considered to be 12 hours per semester.)