The University of Albany of the State University of New York and Regis University offer degrees in public administration, while Ashford University has an online program in the field. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia offers a shorter-term online Certificate in Public Administration.
As of 2015, sample courses in public administration at the University of Albany include a course titled Introduction to Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, and another known as Foundations of Military Leadership I. The first of these two courses trains students in responding to infrastructure failures, natural disasters, suicide bombings and other threats to national security. The second course covers basic military leadership and different ranks within the military.
Regis University has a B.S. in Public Administration that has courses in social sciences and global topics. The school has an online application portal for interested students. Ashford University's online public administration program offers a specialization in Logistics Management and one in Sports and Recreation Management. As of 2015, courses accompanying the program include Management for Organizations, The American Constitution, and Principles of Macroeconomics.
The online certificate program in public administration from the University of Virginia includes Introduction to Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, and Public Budgeting & Financial Management among its course offerings.