Graduate Certificate in

Public Administration Leadership

Grow your career in the public service field

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Leadership is designed for experienced professionals who want to build leadership credentials in specific public administration areas. Taught by an all professor-practitioner faculty, this real-world-driven program enables students to gain leadership certification in judicial administration or law enforcement — or to select a complement of courses to suit career goals. The certificate includes advanced problem-solving skills to identify, assess, evaluate, and act on pressing political, economic, social, legal, and environmental concerns faced by communities and governments.

Students will develop the confidence and competencies needed to implement innovative best practices grounded in effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability, as well as social justice and environmental responsibility. Students will be able to complete the certificate in one year either in-person or online. Courses successfully completed in this program may be transferred, if applicable, to the Executive Master of Public Administration degree program.

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Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

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