Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

This certificate 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 Program Overview

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

As a student, you will:

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


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Summer I (May 04, 2020)

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for this Master 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

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.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.


Program Curriculum

  • PADU 600  Foundations of Public Administration


    PADU 607  Public Policy Analysis


    PADU 630  Local Government


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


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