The 15-credit Certificate in Public Administration prepares students in public and nonprofit organizations to meet the challenges of mid and upper level management and supervisory positions. Students, whose careers or prospective careers interact with local, state, or federal government organizations and funding streams, will benefit from this certificate. The certificate is strategic in providing competencies that can be applied to high growth areas of public administration, such as Human Services, Public and Social Policy, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Homeland Security and Public Safety. Similarly, business policy (CAED), labor policy, and students interested in private sector employment and who expect to interact with government agencies and public sector bureaucracies and funding streams will enhance their potential employ-ability with expertise in public administration; if combining this certificate with their master's program. Increasingly, the boundaries between the public sector, not-for-profit, and private sectors are diminishing as the reach and authority of the federal government expands. The Certificate in Public Administration prepares students and future administrators for new intergovernmental relationships that are emerging.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
This certificate is delivered through online courses and is billed at the non-MBA rate.
Students may begin this 15-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The certificate offers two 3-credit opening courses, two 3-credit functional courses, and a 3-credit capstone course as shown in the suggested enrollment sequence below.
|PPOL 6085||Public Administration||3|
|PPOL 6170||Public Finance||3|
|PPOL 6175||Public Sector Decision-making||3|
|PPOL 6180||State & Local Government||3|
|PPOL 6030||Public Policy Analysis (Capstone)||3|