Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration

A powerful certificate program designed to prepare students in the school of administration for a career in public service delivery.

ProGRAM Highlights

With a certificate in public administration, students will learn to analyze the issues which are at the heart of our rapidly evolving government and nonprofit sectors. Students will develop skills to apply techniques to make public service delivery more effective, efficient, and economical. This certificate program is a fast-track way for students to hone their skills and understand the subtle intricacies of the public sector.


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.

Read More About Admission Requirements to Certificate Programs


Undergraduate Courses: $1,800 per 3-unit course

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.


This program is offered at the following locations: San Francisco , Online .


Golden Gate University's instructors are what sets us apart from similar institutions. Most of our faculty are professionals working in their fields of expertise. They bring their firsthand experiences and knowledge to the classroom, incorporating cutting-edge practices from the business and legal communities.


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