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Master's degree in Public Administration
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Enhance Your Government Knowledge with Our Online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration

Liberty University’s 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration will equip you with the knowledge of government processes and policies. Completing this certificate will add value to your resume and give you foundational knowledge in public administration without having the commitment of completing an entire degree.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration?

Our online undergraduate certificate program gives you fast-track training in the foundational competencies needed for a successful public administration career. Throughout our 100% online Public Administration certificate program, you will gain a quality education while still being able to manage your family, work, and church responsibilities. By having a large network of alumni and fellow students, you will gain a community of like-minded individuals with similar aspirations.

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What Will You Learn in Our Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration?

Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration features courses that will give you an understanding of the various forms of government and their impact on society, individual communities and the private business sector. Our professors will introduce you to key public administration concepts including fiscal policies, taxation, and budgeting.

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Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements 

Undergraduate Public Administration Certificate Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Admission Requirements for the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the High School Self-Certification form. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficience

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

Benefits of the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration Program

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.

    To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • By earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You can complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration in about two semesters.
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