Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy 1

Format: On Campus

The Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Policy 1 provides a graduate-level education for students interested in legislation, government agencies, and social services. The certificate is a valuable professional credential for workers in the public and non-profit sectors, and for students pursuing scholarly interests in government affairs at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

Students gain a rich understanding of the theories behind government policy and public-sector management, while learning how to critique their implementation and make effective recommendations. The program enables students to develop and enhance advanced analytic, research, writing, and presentation skills.

Career and Academic Prospects

Graduates may pursue careers as managers in the public sector, policy analysts, researchers and planning specialists, or as journalists covering government and public policy. In addition, graduates may be able to apply the earned credits to the MA in Urban Studies. Credits may also be applied to other degree programs within CUNY; however, students should contact these other colleges prior to enrolling in the certificate program to ensure transferability of credits.

The program is offered through CUNY SPS’s Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to advanced certificate programs must possess a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution. Applicants are also required to write a personal statement.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2017 due by July 27, 2017

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