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Public Administration at George Washington University

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Public Administration at George Washington University

What traits are you looking for in a public admin school? To help you decide if George Washington University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's public admin program.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Administration section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Public Administration Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Admin

GWU Public Administration Rankings

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There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in public admin, making the school the #41 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Admin Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public admin majors at George Washington University.

GWU Public Administration Master’s Program

63% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 67 students who earned a master's degree in Public Administration from GWU in 2020-2021, 37% were men and 63% were women.


Of the students who received a public admin master's degree from GWU, 60% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in public admin.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 40
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Careers That Public Admin Grads May Go Into

A degree in public admin can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
General and Operations Managers 25,930 $150,970
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Chief Executives 1,880 $247,500
Social and Community Service Managers 830 $101,360
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 510 $141,040


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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