Earn an MPA or a graduate certificate
Choose from two 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.
Become a leader in Public Administration
Earning a respected credential that demonstrates your skills and knowledge in public administration can help you stand out among your peers. 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.
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