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    Apr 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration Leadership Graduate Certificate

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Program Information

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. 

See Admission to Certificate Programs  for more information.

All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Graduate Student Academic Standing Standards  for more information.

Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.

Graduate Certificate/Credential Proficiencies

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .

Required Courses - 4 units

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