Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
Clemson University

Program Details

Clemson University offers the online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration. This program is designed to expand students’ educational background for a wide range of public and nonprofit careers. The program allows students to network with students and faculty from across the country and to choose coursework from a diverse set of specializations based on interest and professional need. 

This certificate provides coursework for certification in the following:

  • Homeland Defense and Security
  • General Public Administration
  • Emergency Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Regional Sustainability


  • Degree requires from 39-42 credits for completion
  • Unofficial transcripts of all previous academic work, both graduate and undergraduate (Official transcripts required on acceptance.)
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or approved GRE Waiver
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation and explanation of any related professional experience
  • TOEFL scores for students in which English is a second language

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges