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Department of Political Science

Public Administration Certificate (PAC)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration is a flexible certificate program that enhances the credentials of graduate students as well as the professional stature of working professionals seeking to advance their administrative careers in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Receive future focused training for entry-level management positions from award winning faculty. Gain an advanced level of knowledge in such fields as behavior, personnel, budgeting, leadership, and management. The program provides schooling for a wide range of administrative venues, while also allowing students to specialize in an area of their interest.

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.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Brianne Heidbreder, Director of Graduate Studies