Department of
Political Science

Kansas State University
244 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506



785-532-2339 (fax)



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Public Administration Certificate (PAC)

The Public Administration graduate certificate program is designed to enhance the credentials of graduate students as well as the professional stature of working professionals who need a public administration background for their current positions and to advance in their career.

The program provides professional training for a wide range of administrative venues while providing students the flexibility to specialize in an area of interest. Students will gain an advanced level of knowledge in such fields as behavior, personnel, budgeting, leadership, and management. 

After obtaining the certificate, students may apply their certificate hours towards a Master of Public Administration at Kansas State University.

In order to serve students unable to attend courses on campus in Manhattan, the certificate can be completed online. 

The degree may completed in one calendar year, if desired.