Public Administration, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 15-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The certificate offers two 3-credit opening courses, two 3-credit functional courses, and a 3-credit capstone course as shown in the suggested enrollment sequence below.

PADM 6085Public Administration3
PADM 6170Public Finance3
PADM 6175Public Sector Decision-making3
PADM 6180State & Local Government3
PPOL 6030Public Policy Analysis (Capstone)3
Total Credits15

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Identify relevant historical developments in the field as they affect current practice.
  • Articulate prominent theories in the field and relate theory to practice.
  • Demonstrate facility with public finance and budgeting methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate public finance and budgeting.
  • Apply decision-making strategies for government agencies.
  • Demonstrate facility with the structures and functions of New York State and local governmental institutions; students from other states will have the opportunity to apply concepts to their state instead of New York.