The department was founded in 1982, and began to offer a BA in public administration since it was founded. In 1993 the department started to offer a Masters Degree in Public Administration. In 2003, the public administration department began to offer another master's degree in Management (MA) and in collaboration with Business Administration department.
Public administration department qualifies their students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of public administration by focusing on the themes of public policy analysis, human resource development, decision-making, and local administration.
The department also provides professional and qualified staff to provide training and consulting services for both public and private sectors.
To provide the Jordanian, the Arab, and the International community with qualified talented professionals in the areas of Public Administration.
To endow distinguished students in the field of Public Administration capable of competing and acquiring skills to provide cutting-edge scientific knowledge and supply the labor market with capabilities that can apply theory to serve all sectors.