The Department of Public Administration established in 1964, which is one of the oldest department at Tamkang University. In original, it offered bachelor degree for night students. To promote high-level human resource education, the department started a Day student program leading to bachelor’s degrees in August 1989. In 1999, the Department inaugurated a Master degree program that admits 18 students each year. In 2003, the Department initiated an EMPA degree program that admits 20 students each year.