Graduate Certificate: Public Administration

The graduate certificate in Public Administration offers an opportunity for leaders in all sectors, private or public, to broaden their knowledge base to include principles of effective public service leadership. The 15 credit program introduces theoretical and practical perspectives involving public administration and public policy. Emphasis is placed on the application of results-driven strategies to enhance public service decision making.  It is designed to complement programs of study in business, leadership and human resource management.

Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission to the Certificate Program

Admission to the certificate program is granted to individuals who apply and meet the standards for admission to a graduate program. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. No transfer credits may be used. Public Administration Graduate Certificate course requirements may be applied toward the completion of a graduate degree in Business, Leadership, Human Resources or Public Administration.

Specific Requirements
PADU 600Foundations of Public Administration3
PADU 607Public Policy Analysis3
PADU 608Governance in the Public Sector3
Select two courses from the following areas (in consultation with an academic advisor): Business Administration, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Computer Science, Graphic Information Systems, Human Resources, Organizational Leadership, and Public Administration.6
Total Credits15