Online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Put Policies Into Practice


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

You enjoy developing creative solutions to problems. You’re passionate about making a difference in your community and beyond. You want to continue your education but can’t commit to a full-length master’s degree.

If that sounds like you, Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Public Administration online is a great option. This program seeks to help equip students like you to become Christ-centered scholars, politicians, and public administrators. You can learn how to implement government policies, protect freedom and justice, and develop public programs that serve the common good.

Public administrators are responsible for carrying out public policy in a cost-effective manner and designing programs that benefit citizens. Whether you want to work in the private or public sector, our public service certificate can help you pursue the next step in your career.

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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 certificate courses in public administration are offered 100% online with no set login times. You can complete your classes whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you — even from the comfort of your home!

The best part? You can earn this public administration certificate online in only 9 credit hours. This program is a great option for those seeking a fast, flexible path to graduation.

Do you want to study under seasoned faculty who teach from a biblical worldview? If so, Liberty is for you! Our professors have years of experience working in government and public affairs. They can help you integrate ethical principles with professional knowledge, allowing you to stand out as a person of integrity in the workplace.

At Liberty, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. We are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can be confident that your certificate from Liberty has met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

Earning a certificate is a great way to pursue higher-level jobs or potentially switch career paths altogether. At Liberty, you can also develop vital skills that can help you work more effectively in your current position.

Liberty’s online public administration courses can help equip you for a rewarding career in public service. You can learn how to implement policies and projects that improve operations, boost team morale, and fulfill important objectives. With this knowledge, you can prepare to lead with excellence in a nonprofit or public organization.

This program explores a variety of relevant topics, such as management, government bureaucracy, and public policy analysis. You’ll study how to collaborate with local governments, manage public resources, and handle public budgeting for various projects.

Learn how to promote economic growth in your community. Our courses can help hone your skills in communication, project management, and decision-making. You can become better equipped to launch economic development initiatives that improve the lives of those around you.

Additionally, you will analyze public administration through the lens of several different worldviews. In particular, you’ll explore how Judeo-Christian principles can be applied to public policy. That way, you can become a Champion for Christ and live out ethical standards in your career.

Partner with us and prepare to help your community achieve long-term growth and success.

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Not sure what to choose?

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.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/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 – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.