Public Administration and Public Management (Certificate)

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The certificate in public administration and public management is intended 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.

The program is designed for students interested in public service who want to learn skills 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
  • strengthen democratic governance

Program Offered

Public Administration and Public Management (Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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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.