2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Certificate in Public Administration

CIP Code


12 credits

The graduate certificate in public administration will provide an option for individuals who desire professional graduate education in public and nonprofit administration, but who may not wish to pursue a full Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or who may be enrolled in another graduate program. Students obtain graduate level training in theories, concepts, and applications related to public and nonprofit management by taking a sequence of four courses drawn from the core requirements of the MPA degree.

Select four courses

POLS 648Policy Design and Advocacy


POLS 650Introduction to Public and Nonprofit Administration


POLS 651Managing Organizations for Public Services


POLS 652Managing Human Resources for Public Services


POLS 653Public and Nonprofit Financial Management


Total Credit Hours: 12