Liberty Online Executive Certificate In Public Administration

Executive Certificate in Public Administration

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Executive Certificate in Public Administration

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Increase Your Academic and Career Opportunities with Liberty’s Executive Certificate in Public Administration

Take your master’s degree further with a postgraduate certificate in public administration. If you aren’t ready to dive into a doctoral program, but you want to gain more knowledge or increase your career potential, an Executive Certificate may be the next step for you.

Liberty University’s Executive Certificate in Public Administration provides a comprehensive, 21-credit-hour track for students like you. Whether you work in the private, public, or nonprofit sector, you can quickly gain a postgraduate-level credential while preparing for future doctoral studies. Our program allows you to transfer all 21 credits into the Doctor of Public Administration, leaving you just 39 credits away from a completed doctorate!

Perfect for Military Benefits

If you have served in the military, we want to go above and beyond to show you our gratitude. That’s why we designed our 21-credit-hour certificates to work especially well for your benefits. These programs are designed to maximize your tuition assistance by allowing you to earn additional postgraduate-level credit without using your GI Bill® benefits.*

All credits in these certificates count toward a corresponding doctoral program, so you have a clear path forward if you want to pursue a degree. Each certificate can stand on its own as a professional development credential and give you the flexibility to start a doctoral degree whenever you’re ready. It’s one more way we show our appreciation.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Executive Certificate in Public Administration?

  • Advanced finance and budgeting for public administration
  • Human resources and the legal and regulatory context of public administration
  • Organizational leadership and behavior in public administration
  • Public administration ethics, statesmanship, and governance
  • Studies in urban planning for state and local governments

Liberty’s 21-credit-hour public administration certificate will prepare you for career advancement, positions of leadership, and future doctoral studies in a Doctor of Public Administration program. Our certificate does this by providing you with courses focused on problem-solving, solution-oriented thinking, and the theoretical framework for public administration sectors as a whole.

Potential Careers for Executive Public Administration Certificate Graduates

  • Budget analyst
  • City manager
  • Elected official
  • Executive fire services officer
  • Foundation program officer
  • Legislative aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Police lieutenant, captain, or chief
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Public agency manager
  • Research scientist
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Urban planner

    Some of these occupations may require that you have a Doctor of Public Administration (DPA). That’s why Liberty created Executive Certificates that can seamlessly transfer into one of our corresponding DPA programs. So if you are looking to further your studies after completing your certificate in public administration, you will be able to transfer all 21 credits into our DPA program!

    Benefits of Pursuing Your Executive Certificate in Public Administration with Liberty University

    As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

    Here’s what sets us apart:

    • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online Executive Certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
    • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
    • You can complete this certificate program in as little as 1.5 years.
    • Our Executive Certificates allow you to transfer all 21 credit hours into one of our corresponding PhD programs. With the majority of our doctoral programs being 60-credit-hours long, you will need as few as 39 credits to complete your doctoral studies!

    Military Benefits

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for postgraduate courses
    • Maximize tuition assistance without having to use GI Bill® benefits*
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

    Please note: The $300/credit hour doctoral military rate cannot be combined with the First Responder Discount.


    *GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

    21

    Credit Hours

    1.5

    Years (Avg.)

    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

    Transfer Credits

    Not applicable

    Next Start Date

    August 24, 2020

    Accreditation

    Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

    Experience That Matters to You

    As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

    At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

    And what’s that?

    • Affordability
    • Accessibility
    • Academic Quality

    These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

    We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

    – by BestColleges.com

    Why Choose Liberty University?

    Enjoy Flexible Courses

    Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

    * excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Maximize Your Time

    Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

    Grow in Your Faith

    All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective and our faculty sees themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

    Access Academic Support

    Throughout your educational journey you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

    At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 5 years… and counting!

    Why We’re Nonprofit

    As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

    While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition in 5 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

    For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is the valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

    Tuition Discounts

    Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.