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Public Administration Certificate Program 

The Public Administration Program is a special certificate program to assist students contemplating a career in government service.  The required courses, from a variety of disciplines, introduce skills and knowledge preparatory to graduate degree programs in public sector fields, such as the master in public administration  (M.P.A.) or master in public policy (M.P.P.) degree.

While the program is open to all students, it has been designed, especially, to meet the needs of majors in the liberal arts and sciences, particularly those in the social sciences and humanities who may be concerned about the link between their academic major and a subsequent career.

In addition to taking the required courses, program participants will be eligible to attend regularly scheduled extracurricular seminars and presentations about careers and graduate school opportunities in public administration.  Students who complete all program requirements receive a Certificate in Public Administration at graduation and program participation is noted on their transcript. 

Certificate Program 



Mark S. Hyde, Ph.D.,  Director


Location: Howley 304
Phone: 401-865-2627
Fax: 401-865-1222
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