Location: Howley Hall 318
William E. Hudson, Ph.D.
Mark S. Hyde, Ph.D., Program Director
The Public Administration Program is a special certificate program to assist students contemplating a career in government service. The required courses, from a variety of disciplines, introduce skills and knowledge preparatory to graduate degree programs in public sector fields, such as the master in public administration (M.P.A.) or master in public policy (M.P.P.) degree.
While the program is open to all students, it has been designed especially to meet the needs of majors in the liberal arts and sciences, particularly those in the social sciences and humanities who may be concerned about the link between their academic major and a subsequent career. The program allows students to acquire public sector relevant skills and knowledge and an understanding of government service as a career option while they benefit from solid preparation in majors and minors in the liberal arts and sciences.
In addition to taking the required courses, program participants will be eligible to attend regularly scheduled extracurricular seminars and presentations about careers and graduate school opportunities in public administration. Students who complete all program requirements receive a Certificate in Public Administration at graduation, and program participation is noted on their transcript.