The 15 credit hour certificate is designed for regularly admitted graduate students who desire advanced training in the field of public administration, but who are not seeking a master's degree at this time. 

Credits successfully earned with the certificate program can be transferred toward the MPA degree. Students may substitute courses only upon approval of the Public Administration Council. 

Admission is through the College of Graduate Studies. Students pursuing this certification program should have a background in political science, public administration, economics, social work, criminal justice or any other administration related field.

Required Courses (15 hours)
PSC 585 - Public Sector Information Technology Management 3(3-0)
PSC 710 - Seminar on Public Bureaucracies and Policy Formation 3(3-0)
PSC 711 - Public Personnel Administration Practice 3(3-0)
PSC 713 - Public Budgeting and Finance 3(3-0)
PSC 714 - Program Analysis and Evaluation 3(3-0)
PSC 775 - Organization Theory in Public Administration 3(3-0)
Note: Both PSC 775 and 710 may not be selected.

Minimum Total for Graduation: 15 hours