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Skip Cole, graduate in the Public Administration Program, in front of his police car.

Public Administration Program

Designed for our working community.

In today’s economy, having a four-year college degree is a valuable professional and personal asset. Local governments, companies and non-profit organizations in our region are placing a priority on having an increasingly educated workforce.

If you are a working professional who has dreamed of pursuing your bachelor’s degree and experiencing that strong sense of personal accomplishment, Flagler College has a program designed just for you.


 Linda Soughton, Director of St. Johns County Emergency Management, discusses crisis communication

Linda's Story

Linda Stoughton, Public Administration 2009 graduate, went on to become the Director of St. Johns County Emergency Management.

Ready to Apply?

Before you get started, review these pages to better understand our program.

  • Admission & Tuition

    Review our Public Administration admissions requirements to find out how to apply as well as information on our tuition.
  • Courses Offered

    Review our course descriptions to see if Flagler is the right fit for you.
  • Program Schedule & Calendar

    The Public Administration Program can be completed in 5 semesters or 2 1/2 years. Find out how our PAD program works for you.
  • Meet Our Faculty

    Meet our faculty in the Public Administration Program and discover new contacts.

Already Admitted?

Congratulations on being admitted to Flagler! Now that you are weighing your options, consider how Flagler can set you up for success.

Admitted Students

Still Deciding? 

Here are some quick facts about our program: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration
  • Classes are held on nights and select Saturdays for working professionals
  • Our curriculum is designed to meet your career goals and includes courses in management, finance, human resources, ethics, public policy and grant writing 
  • Experienced faculty members from both the public and private sector
  • Students are challenged to develop critical problem-solving skills and competence in all aspects to successfully manage and operate organizations

Added bonus:The Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) makes pursuing your degree at Flagler College exceptionally affordable.

Contact Us

Have questions? Great, we'd love to help. Call or email us: 904-826-8518