Public Administration and Public Management (Certificate)

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Do you have a passion for exploring how government and policy affect your community or the lives of others? In only five courses, you'll gain a foundation in public policy management to build expertise in careers across the public sector.

The certificate in public administration and public management is designed for students interested in public service as well as for undergraduate students who are interested in developing leadership skills or wish to enhance their degree in an existing major at ASU, for working adults who may wish to further their education yet may not be looking for a degree program, and for students of the BA in interdisciplinary studies who seek to combine certificates with their degree.

Students learn skills that enable them to analyze critical issues, build and bridge communities, deliver and manage public programs, improve the quality of life, lead change in public policy, preserve natural resources, provide public safety, reform welfare, and strengthen democratic governance.

At A Glance

Public Administration and Public Management (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The certificate in public administration and public management consists of 15 credit hours of course work; students take 12 credit hours of core classes and three credit hours of elective courses.
Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Elective -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.