Executive Certificate in Public Administration
Liberty University

Program Details

Whether you currently work in the private, public, or nonprofit sector, you can quickly gain the education you need to advance your career or change direction with the Executive Certificate in Public Administration online. Students who have already completed a master’s degree can use this certificate program to pursue doctoral studies without the time commitment required of a full doctorate. If a student chooses to pursue a Doctor of Public Administration or PhD in Public Administration after completing this program, they will only need 27 credits to achieve their degree.

Coursework is designed to further develop students’ skills in leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking. Classes examine the legal, ethical, and political environments of public administration, as well as advanced topics in human resources, budgeting, urban planning, information management, and more. With a combination of both high-level and specific topics, graduates will be well prepared for whatever role they need to fill.

Many different types of professionals can benefit from this online Public Administration program, such as:

  • Budget analyst
  • City manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Police chief
  • Research scientist
  • Urban planner
  • Public agency manager

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)