The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration provides graduate-level, continuing education for both in-service and pre-career students. The program emphasizes the managerial skills essential for local government programs in an evolving metropolitan environment. Students gain knowledge that strengthens their professional standing and opens doors to management and support positions.

Program Requirements

This graduate certificate program curriculum consists of 18 credits. Students complete a core of five courses (15 credits) and one elective (3 credits).

Application and Admission

Applications for this graduate certificate program are accepted each semester. They must include official undergraduate transcripts, a resume and a statement of interest. Apply online at

To be considered for admission, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a G.P.A. of 2.5 or above (4.0 scale).