The graduate certificate in public administration requires the completion of four courses (16 semester units), plus any necessary prerequisite courses. With a graduate leadership certificate in public administration, students learn to do the right things. They gain real-world skills that allow them to identify, analyze, and evaluate political, managerial, and policy concerns faced by communities and governments. Students also develop the necessary confidence and competencies needed to implement innovative best practices grounded on effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, accountability, as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of “B” or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.