Public Administration Graduate Certificate

Online Project Management Graduate Certificate from SNHU

Be a Public Sector Leader with a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Online

As you work toward your Graduate Certificate in Public Administration online, you will learn how to see governance issues from a public administrator's viewpoint and how to employ responsive, efficient, and accountable governance processes and policies. Your online public administration graduate certificate course work will deepen your understanding of key public administration issues and policymaking  practices at local, state, national and international levels. Examine the complexities of policymaking and learn why some policies are more effective than others. Understand the challenges and strategies of effective governance and public administration.

Build Your Skills with a Public Administration Graduate Certificate

While earning your Graduate Certificate in Public Administration online, you will learn how to:

  • Assess political, social, economic, and administrative realities as a public administrator;
  • Identify key competencies, values, and issues important to public sector organizations;
  • Create a mission statement and organizational goals and objectives;
  • Conduct SWOT analysis and stakeholder analysis for public sector organizations;
  • Design and implement a performance measurement and management system;
  • Employ strategic management practices used by local, state, federal, and non-profit organizations.

Career Opportunities with a Public Administration Graduate Certificate

An online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration provides an excellent credential and skill set whether you are currently employed in or seeking a position in the public sector. Individuals working in larger private or nonprofit organizations that routinely interact with various levels of government will also benefit from the curriculum. Your graduate certificate course work will introduce you to a wide range of public administration issues and management strategies, giving you broad exposure to contemporary issues in public administration. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that federal, state, and local employment will increase by 7 percent in the decade prior to 2020, with demand for public safety services leading this growth.

Public Administration Required Courses

PAD-630: Foundations of Public Administration
This course is designed to introduce students to the foundations and constraints that form the environment of the public administration. It will encourage and enable the view of governance issues through the eyes of a public administrator. The course is structured to provide basic skills and set the context of contemporary political, social, economic, and administrative realities. It explores responsive, equitable, effective, efficient, and accountable governance processes, public policies, and institutional-based programs. It also examines, from a multidisciplinary perspective, those essential competencies, values, and issues important to public service organizations and the importance of public policy at the local, state, national and international levels.
PAD-631: Strategic Management in Public Service
This course is designed to provide an academic foundation to applied strategic management in public service. Identifying the factors that differentiate public service from the private sector, strategic planning and the implications those differences have for managers. Emphasis is placed on applied strategic planning and management including how to create a mission statement, conduct a SWOT analysis, conduct a stakeholder analysis, writing goals and objectives, and how to design and implement a performance measurement and management system. Current approaches to strategic management used by federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations are emphasized.
PAD-632: Foundations of Public Policy
This course is an introduction to the public policy process. Students will develop an understanding of what "political" and "public policy" mean. Topics discussed include why some problems reach the public agenda, why some solutions are adopted, why others are rejected, why some policies appear to succeed while others appear to fail. The course also examines the complexity of policymaking at the national, state, and local levels.
PAD-633: Intergovernmental Relations
This course is designed to demonstrate the challenges and strategies for governance and administration in an institutional environment of fragmented authority and dispersed power. It defines the balance of shared powers between the layers and institutions of government poses and the considerable challenges to policymakers and administrators. Major dimensions of intergovernmental relations: the vertical dimension of federal, states, and local governments, that cooperate, coordinate, and compete for shares of power, and the horizontal dimension in which sub-governments interact with one another. The course examines the structure of American political institutions, the nature of complex policymaking, governance by networks, and the consequences of competition between governments.

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