Public Service Administration
Why study public service administration at WVU Tech?
Our program prepares students for leadership positions in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. WVU Tech’s location near the state capital of Charleston enables students to gain practical experience and interact with state leaders and public officials.
Students who are interested in leadership and public service will enjoy this program.
How does the program work?
Our program is an interdisciplinary program, which includes courses in economics, political science and criminal justice. Students may opt to minor, or even double major, in any of these complementary academic programs.
What do students enjoy most about the program?
As part of the program, our students are required to complete a 6-credit hour, 240-contact hour practicum, which gives them hands-on experience in a public work setting. This practicum teaches students the importance of performing effectively and ethically in a leadership position.
What opportunities are available for graduates?
Graduates find career opportunities in local and state government, non-profit organizations and social service agencies.
Graduates may also consider pursuing advanced educational opportunities such as law school or a graduate degree in social work or public service administration.