Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

WCU offers the online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration. This certificate is designed for persons who desire to enhance their management and supervisory skills in public administration.

The following courses are offered in the program:

  • Public Sector Organization Theory and Behavior 
  • Research Methods in Public Administration 
  • Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 
  • Public Human Resource Management
  • Foundations of Public Service 
  • Public Budgeting and Finance


  • Must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Goal statement
  • Two recommendations
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education