Public Administration Certificate
Enhance your management skills and take your career to the next level.
Understand and act upon policy and management issues facing organizations in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Build your credentials in UND's fully online Public Administration graduate certificate program while continuing with your current job.
- Program type:
- Certificate - Graduate
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a public administration certificate?
Public Administration Certificate Online or On-Campus
Provides formal management training for those in positions of authority in the public or non-profit fields.
Designed for working professionals who are unable to complete a full-time, on-campus program.
Available 100% online with "live" Web classes held in the evenings (typically one evening per week for three hours). You are not required to come to campus at any time.
Allows you to apply your Public Administration graduate certificate coursework to UND's on-campus or online Master of Public Administration.
What can you do with a certificate in public administration?
With a Public Administration graduate certificate, you can develop advanced management skills that will benefit your career in public service, including the public and non-profit sectors. If you currently work in the field, the certificate is an ideal way for you to strengthen your skills, confidence and credentials.
The online or on-campus program provides you with the knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of today's administrative positions. UND's program will help you to:
- Understand the public policy-making process.
- Use critical thinking and analysis to aid in decision-making.
- Communicate at high levels in written and oral correspondence.
- Comprehend and adapt to changing political, economic and social environments.
- Recognize the importance of integrity and dedication in carrying out the public trust.
A Public Administration certificate gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Strategic Planning
- Event Planning
- Project Management
- Public Relations
Public Administration alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- City Police Departments
- Sanford Health
- Aptargroup, Inc.
- Best Buy Co., Inc.
- City Government Offices