Bachelor’s Completion

With the B.S. in Public Service Management, you can further develop your leadership capacity and prepare for career advancement in professions such as law enforcement, firefighting, or municipal/public management. This program is designed for those who have already established a foundation or a career in these fields and will build upon what you’ve already learned on-the-job and through prior study.

An associate degree in a related field is required for this degree. Professional licensure, certifications or training may serve as a foundation to this degree, upon approval by Academic Affairs.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Strategic Data Analysis
  • American Government and Politics
  • Leadership
  • Project Management Strategies

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Students will

  • Build on applied expertise through the attainment of new knowledge in management, with specific relevance to the public sector.
  • Develop management capacity to enhance individual and organizational performance.
  • Apply ethical principles that inform public service management.
  • Integrate public service management theories in an applied field to improve efficiency and effectiveness of organizations.
A Transfer Pathway will maximize the credits you already earned through your associate program at a regionally accredited college or university and position you to start your bachelor’s degree with your general education requirements waived.

This important jumpstart will allow you to immerse yourself in your chosen major, saving you time and money as you progress towards your bachelor’s degree.

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NH Community College Graduates:
We have identified the specific prerequisites that you should take at your community college, prior to beginning your Transfer Pathway at Granite State! Visit CCSNH Partnerships and select your community college to see the courses.

CCSNH Partnerships

  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

Although job prospects vary by state and region, overall prospects are expected to be favorable. Those who can demonstrate their leadership abilities within their workplace can increase their chances of being considered for top positions, such as Chief of Police or Fire Chief.