2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 24, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Public Administration


As new programs and policies emerge in the municipal sector, it is imperative that aspiring employees stay well informed about new trends, issues and challenges within their fields of expertise. Clark’s School of Professional Studies Public Administration Certificate program is designed for municipal employees of all levels, to improve their current work status, or position them for the next level of career advancement.   The Public Administration certificate allows employees to gain additional knowledge, skills and expertise ready to be applied in the municipal sector.

Public Administration Certificate Requirements

The School of Professional Studies Public Administration Certificate Program consists of six management focused courses.  The six certificate courses below are listed in order of general recommended sequence.  Participants who feel they have extensive professional experience in any of the required core courses may petition for the requirement to be waived. Those who feel they may qualify for such a waiver should consult with the MPA Program Lead. If their petition is approved, they may replace the waived core course with another MPA elective course.