Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

This MPA certificate add-on program offers professionals from all sectors the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base to include principles of effective public service leadership. Graduate-level study in public administration can apply to careers not only in government sectors, but also nonprofit and enterprise industries.

Public Administration Certificate Online Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration blends together theoretical and practical perspectives that impact decision-making processes so you can apply concepts directly to your work environments and create long-lasting, positive change. Explore operational dynamics including political interactions, planning, resource allocation, and management theory and public policy. Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid nor are students taking the course after completion of a degree program.

As a Certificate in Public Administration Online student, you will:

  • Complete three foundation courses and two electives.
  • Complete an advanced level certificate to add to your resume.
  • Understand strategies of data collection and evaluation methods for evaluating data collected by others.

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Summer II (Jun 27, 2022)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this graduate certificate program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    Graduate Certificate Public Administration Program Curriculum

    • PADU 600  Foundations of Public Administration

      3

      PADU 607  Public Policy Analysis

      3

      PADU 608  Governance in the Public Sector

      3

      Select two courses from the following areas (in 6 consultation with an academic advisor): Business Administration, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Human Resources, Organizational Leadership, and Public Administration.

      6

      Total Credits

      15

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    University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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