Master of Arts in American Government at Regent University

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Administration

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

As you consider Virginia public administration continuing education programs, ensure that the Robertson School of Government tops your list. Students in our public administration certificate program will learn to recognize the enormous importance of principled, knowledgeable management at the highest levels of state and local governance, where everyday lives are immediately and intimately affected. This area of study provides both academic preparation and practical training to equip students for successful careers in government and to enhance the careers of current professionals.

Potential careers in public service and public administration are:

  • Budget/Finance Director
  • City Council Member
  • Executive Director, Nonprofit Organization
  • City Manager
  • Economic Development Director
  • Human Resource Management Director
  • Federal Executive Department Assistant

This certificate is popular with students who studied political science as undergrads and is a viable alternative to traditional political science graduate work.

Benefits of earning a Graduate Certificate

Certificates of Graduate Studies are an excellent option for professionals who do not require a master's degree but wish to complement their existing degree with additional training for career advancement. Upon completing the certificate, students have the option of applying to the master's program, and if accepted, all courses transfer in.

  • Lower tuition cost than a full master's program.
  • Update your skills while keeping current with contemporary thinking in your field of study.
  • Fewer credit hours to fulfill a certificate means your professional credentials are enhanced more quickly.

Earn your Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Administration from Regent University's Robertson School of Government. Contact us today for more information on the online graduate certificate in public administration. We'll get you started.

Required Co-Requisites (0 credit hours)

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

ENGL 500
Graduate Academic Writing Seminar
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

UNIV LIB
Library Research and Resources
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

Public Administration Certificate (12 credit hours)
Complete four (4) of the following courses

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

GOV 602
Principles of Economics
(3)

 

x

 

 

x

 

GOV 615
Economic Policy
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 630
Public Human Resources Management
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 634
Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 670
Principles of Public Administration
(3)

x

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 671
Organizational Theory
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 693
Managing Not-For-Profit & Faith Based Org.
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 694
Not-For-Profit & Faith Based Org. Fund. Dev.
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 696
Special Topics in NPRF Management
(3)

 

 

 

 

x