The Department of Public Administration has existed since January 1st, 1969 along with the establishment of the Faculty of Social and Politics (the forerunner of the Social and Political Sciences Faculty). However, the department was known under the name of Department of State Administration.
Furthermore, according to the Decree of Undip Rector No 08 / SKPT09 / 1983 dated January 6th, 1983 the name of the Faculty of Social and Political Affairs had changed into the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), with the Department / Study Program as follows; State Administration and Business Administration.
It was in the year of 2006 that the State Administration Study Program changed its name into Public Administration Study Program. Meanwhile, based on the nomenclature, it had changed into the Department of Public Administration since 2015.
In accordance with the UNDIP Rector’s Regulation Number 2 of 2019 concerning the Organization and The Work Procedure of the Elements Under the Rector of Universitas Diponegoro, the Department of Public Administration which which was previously integrated with the functions of the Undergraduate Public Administration Study Program will finally be separated.
Furthermore, the department is an element of the faculty / school that supports the implementation of the academic activities in one or several branches of science, technology, and arts in the type of academic or professional education. Meanwhile, the study program is a unit of the educational and learning activities that have certain curriculum and learning methods in one type of the academic education and / or professional education.
So that, starting in 2019, the management of the undergraduate Public Administration will be under the Public Administration Study Program, Department of Public Administration.