Public Administration Information by State
State and municipal governments are run in a relatively similar fashion from state to state, so the general public administration information by state will remain fairly consistent. Of course, when it comes to educational requirements for and the scope of a job vacancy, that might be a different story. In addition, procedures for the examination and application process for state government work can also vary depending upon the state. Even within a state, each department may have a preferred process for hiring new employees.
In order to be prepared for the pursuit of a state government job vacancy, an individual must thoroughly research the vacancy and understand the hiring process of that particular department for that particular vacancy in that particular state. For example, many position require that candidates take a written examination, which may take plenty of research and preparation. What you will come to realize when preparing for the pursuit of a state government job vacancy is that you pretty much have to “jump through hoops.” Don’t become dissuaded by the process; many potential candidates will be discouraged by the process, so if you hang in there, you may be the last one standing.
The map below contains links to public administration information by state. On each state’s landing page, you will find a list for the schools in your state the offer a degree in public administration as well as a master of public administration.