The Askew School is a professional school, much like a law school. The faculty of the Askew School is one of the most distinguished in the nation. Most members are former practitioners and they have repeatedly been identified as one of the ten most productive faculties nationally in the publishing of research in the field. The Askew School does not offer an undergraduate major but it does offer several courses and options to undergraduate students.
5-Year Combined Bachelors/Professional Masters Degree Program
More than one in every four Americans is employed in public service by either a government or a nonprofit organization. The Askew School offers FSU undergraduates – in any major – the opportunity to obtain both their undergraduate degree AND a professional master's degree in five years. We enroll students from the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences, and other majors. A minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA is required. Accepted students may take up to 12 graduate credits during their senior year that will apply toward the MPA degree and also be part of their undergraduate degree as well. These graduate classes count toward the minor. The combined degrees program saves students many thousands of dollars as compared to doing graduate studies solely after receiving the baccalaureate degree. The Master of Public Administration degree program is designed to be flexible. It enables students to prepare themselves for a very wide range of professional careers in nonprofits; local, state, and federal governments; international organizations; and for profit businesses.
Public Administration Courses in Majors
Undergraduate courses in public administration from the Askew School count toward a political science major or as a concentration in the interdisciplinary social science (ISS) major.
Public Administration Minor and Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration
Students in any major on campus may take a 12 semester-hour minor in public administration. A grade of at least ‘C' is required in each course. Any undergraduate course taught by the school may be applied toward the minor. Students who complete the minor requirements also qualify to receive an undergraduate certificate in public administration upon applying to the school for issuance of the certificate.
Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland SecurityStudents who complete a 12 semester-hour sequence of public administration courses in Emergency Management and Homeland Security with a grade of at least ‘C' in each course qualify for issuance of a certificate in that area upon request to the school.