Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration Discover Your Potential


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total

Liberty University’s 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration will enhance your knowledge and training in political and economic decision making ranging from local to international levels. You can learn strategic leadership, management, and financial skills as you learn to be successful in the modern business world. You will also study the importance of applying ethics to management practices and integrating faith with learning in a professional atmosphere.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our online undergraduate certificate program gives you fast-track training in the foundational competencies needed for a successful public administration career. You can complete this public administration certificate program 100% online which means you can stay connected to your family and work responsibilities while you gain a quality education. By having a large network of alumni and fellow students, you will gain a community of like-minded individuals with similar aspirations.

The courses in this certificate provide training in the various forms of government and their impact on society, individual communities, and the private business sector. Additionally, your professors will introduce you to key public administration concepts like fiscal policies, taxation, and budgeting.

If you are looking for an academic program for career advancement purposes, you might want to consider completing a bachelor’s degree. We offer many comparable degrees to the field of public administration.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.