Earn a Public Administration Degree or Certificate

Public administration professionals

Become a leader in Public Administration

More than 140,000 job openings are projected in management positions in the government sector over the next ten years. Having advanced training will be key to job security in this expanding field. The public administration portfolio at World Campus offers graduate-level education opportunities that can help you begin or enhance your career as a leader in public administration. 

Choose from three graduate certificate options or the Master of Public Administration (MPA) — the accepted professional credential for public sector professionals. Each program's curriculum offers highly specialized courses in sought-after areas of expertise. Once you have successfully completed the credits for a certificate, you may apply them toward the requirements for the MPA if you apply and are granted admission to the program.

Read more about the program options:

Master of Public Administration

Graduate Certificates:

Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Public Sector Human Resources Management

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We strive to create an online learning environment that brings you as close to the face-to-face experience as possible. Learn more about Penn State World Campus.