Certificate in Public Administration

This program seeks to provide the management core needed by professionals from many academic backgrounds who have risen to positions of authority in the public and not-for-profit sector without benefit of formal management training. 

Students admitted to the certificate program are required to complete three of the three-credit courses (9 credits total) listed below, and are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to remain in the program.

Required Courses6
Foundations of Public Administration
Public Organizations
Elective Courses (3 credit hours)3
Problems in State and Local Governments
Legislative and Executive Processes
Public Policy
Administrative Ethics in the Public Sector
Public Personnel Administration
Public Budgeting and Financial Administration
Administrative Law
Problems in Political Science and Public Administration