Certificate in Public Administration Leadership
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Earn a Certificate in Public Administration and Leadership online with Golden Gate University.  Develop into a more efficient public servant through this condensed academic program.  Students study relevant issues in government and nonprofit sectors, keeping knowledge relevant to today’s rapidly changing systems.  

Develop essential skills in leadership and communication to enhance professional quality.  This program benefits those currently engaged in public administration careers as well as undergraduate students.  Curate better and sustainable career and academic opportunities with a certificate from GGU online.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Course prerequisites may be required.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Rhode Island