I wanted to go back to school but worked full time and had a 2-year-old, so going to campus was not really an option. When I discovered Penn State had an online campus I knew that it was the best thing for me.
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.
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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.