About the Program

The purpose of the Post-Baccalaureate Public Administration Certificate is to provide students the opportunity to learn about public sector processes essential in the effective management of all public and nonprofit organizations.

Post-Baccalaureate Public Administration Certificate (21 Credits)

Students who earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may enroll in the Post-Baccalaureate Public Administration Certificate program. To receive the Post Baccalaureate Certificate, students must complete 21-credits in the specified curriculum.

Students must earn a ā€˜Cā€™ or better in each course to meet the Post Baccalaureate Certificate requirement.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Students who complete this certificate will be able to:
  • Apply the Judeo-Christian ethical framework to public policy
  • Identify the theories and principles controlling public finance, and create budgets at the state, county, and municipal levels of government
  • Apply the techniques of planning in public administration
  • Implement the principles of personnel management, including affirmative action, collective
  • bargaining, and civil service
  • Apply valid statistical analysis to public sector decision-making and evaluate the principal approaches to research design
  • Synthesize policy issues framed by political and administrative

Admission Requirement

An undergrad degree from a regionally accredited College or University.

Required Major Courses (21 Credits)

  • PUB 301 Principles of Public Administration
  • PUB 302 Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  • PUB 310 Research Methods & Techniques in Public Administration
  • PUB 403 Public Budgeting & Finance
  • PUB 404 Concepts & Issues in Public Planning
  • PUB 406 Human Resources in the Public Sector
  • PUB 408 Public Administration & the Political Process


Courses are offered online, face-to-face, or remote


Courses are offered online and at various off-campus locations

For more information, contact Extended Learning at 305 899 3300 or extendedlearning@barry.edu