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PADM-CERT - Public Administration and Public Policy


Official Name of Program

Public Administration and Public Policy

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

CERTLT30 - Certificate



NYSED Program Code

31889 - PADM-CERT

CIP Code


The Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy provides students with a basic understanding of government agencies, social services, and the policy making process. The certificate is a valuable educational and professional credential for workers in the public and non-profit sectors, and for students interested in government, interest groups and political decision-making.

Students gain insight into the structure of government, organizational theory and behavior, the major problems facing American cities and the policies designed to address them. The program enables students to develop and enhance advanced analytic, research, writing and presentation skills.

The certificate is ideal for workers in the public sector, or non-profit advocacy groups, who wish to acquire a better understanding of government agencies. The certificate provides a basic academic foundation for students interested in careers as policy makers and analysts, researchers and planning specialists, or journalists.