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Public Administration

Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Whether you manage a small town or a government department that serves millions, we can help you take your public service career to the next level with a graduate certificate in public administration. You'll develop an advanced understanding of the political, social, and economic environments surrounding the field through a focus on public policy, strategic planning, fiscal management and leadership.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online, Global Campus
Program Length: 1 year
Credit Hours: 15

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

As a public administrator, you have to be an expert on a number of subjects, including public policy, strategic planning, law and regulations, and organizational behavior.

Hands-on projects will help you understand how to formulate and implement policies that reflect your political, social, and economic landscape.

Your courses in this program cover topics including:

  • Employee relations
  • Local government management
  • Public finance
  • Administrative law
  • Organizational theory
  • Urban government

Program Highlights

The public administration graduate certificate will sharpen your personal brand as you pursue your career goals.

  • Credits earned toward your graduate certificate will transfer toward a master of science in administration (MSA) with a concentration in public administration.
  • This hybrid program offers courses online and at Global Campus satellite locations.
  • Gain management and leadership expertise for both governmental and non-profit organizations.

Careers & Outcomes

A graduate certificate in public administration prepares you for a management role in the public and non-profit sectors.

Career Projected Salary
Administrative Manager $56,645
Regulatory Affairs Specialist $65,876
City/Town Administrator $85,297
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