What will I learn?

The mission of Hawaii Pacific University’s Bachelor in Public Administration program is to provide students, especially non-traditional students, with career options and occupation opportunities in the U.S. Federal Government, State, City, and local governments, as well as nonprofit organizations. Focusing on the formal and practical study of executive management and institutional structure while recognizing the need for flexibility without sacrificing academic integrity, students will receive preparation to serve as supervisors, managers and leaders in the public service domain. Innovative course design and related program partnerships will provide both traditional and distance learning course delivery alternatives empowering our students to live, work and learn in an ever-changing global society.


  • Learn how public administration and leadership differ from management in the private sector.
  • Prepare for careers in government, charitable organizations, or any other nonprofit organization.
  • Share their course-related experiences with other degree program majors at HPU.
  • Have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the B-PADM to MPA Concurrent Program.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,520.00 per year
USD $14,760 per semester (Fall/Spring); USD $1,230 per credit hour
Start date

10 January 2022


Hawaii Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive,



96813, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,800.00 per year
USD $14,400 per semester (Fall/Spring). This fee is for 2020-2021 year and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
Start date

10 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher.

For international students

Students are preferred to have a high school and should include grades/scores for each subject.

English Language Score:

TOEFL (IBT): Score- 70; TOEFL (ITP): Score- 500; IELTS: Score- 6.0; Cambridge: Score- 169; PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) – 48; ELS Centers: Level- 110; Duolingo: 95. Application Deadline for fall: 15-Jan.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.