The Certificate in Public Administration is available in both the traditional and online platform. The program is available to a student wishing to earn just a certificate or to a student who wants to earn a spot in the master's of Public Administration program but does not meet the admission criteria. The Certificate requires the completion of any six of the core MPA courses with a grade of B or higher in all six courses (see MPA course listing). Students who successfully earn a B or higher in all six core courses are then eligible to enroll in the Masters in Public Administration program. 

*This program is not eligible for federal or state financial aid. Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment for further assistance.

Curriculum Requirements

Curriculum Requirement
Select 6 of the following courses:18
Budget and Financial Management and Administration
Organizational Dynamics and Management
Statistics for Politics and Public Administration
Introduction to Graduate Public Administration
Public Policy Process and Implementation
Human Resource Management in Public Service
Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
Government and Business
Total Credit Hours18