Department of Public Administration

The Public Administration programs at Tarleton State University provide students and professionals a well-rounded, relevant and quality education. Our programs’ curricula combine time-tested public management theories and state-of-the-art practice. We emphasize timely and critical developments in public administration in the areas of leadership development, intergovernmental relations, human resource management, budgeting and finance, and public policy – all of which are applicable across the public, non-profit and non-governmental organization landscapes. Our mission is to prepare leaders to lead and manage public sector organizations effectively, efficiently and ethically.