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Public Administration Certificates

Graduate certificates are a way to explore specialized areas of public administration theory and practice. Earning a graduate certificate in conjunction with your graduate degree is as simple as focusing your coursework in one of two specialized areas:

    City and County Management
    Performance Management

By successfully completing a prescribed group of courses, encompassing 12 credit hours, you can earn a graduate certificate. Courses taken in a graduate certificate program and recognition of the earned certificate will be posted on your transcript.

Graduate Certificate in City and County Management
This certificate is designed for those who are interested in a career in local government organizations (cities and counties) or in non-profit or private sector organizations that collaborate or serve local governments.

The certificate comprises four courses (12 credit hours) from the following:

  • PUAD 851: Infrastructure Management (required for intern-option MPA students; elective for others)
  • PUAD 852: Comparative Public Policy and Administration (elective)
  • PUAD 854: Innovation and Organizational Change (elective)
  • PUAD 856: Managing Information and Technology (elective)
  • PUAD 857: Performance Management and Governance (elective)
  • PUAD 859: Service Management (elective)
  • PUAD 860: Introduction to Sustainable Communities (elective)
  • PUAD 892: Public Administration Internship (required for intern-option MPA students; not part of certificate for others)
  • PUAD 898: Leadership, Professionalism, and Citizen Engagement (required)

Graduate Certificate in Performance Management
This certificate is design for those individuals who wish to develop skill sets in analyzing and changing performance in public sector and non-profit organizations. The certificate will be comprised of four courses (12 credit hours):

  • PUAD 854: Innovation and Organizational Change
  • PUAD 857: Performance Management and Governance
  • PUAD 858: Performance Audit

One course from the following electives:

  • PUAD 853: Policy Analyses and Program Evaluation
  • PUAD 856: Managing Information and Technology

Pursue Your Anything
Cost per credit hour
Resident or MetroKC Nonresident
$521.40 $1,063.65

Learn more about scholarships and aid.

Questions?

Dan Mueller
Transfer Program Coordinator/Advisor
913-897-8659
dmueller@ku.edu