If you’re ready to expand your education credentials and expertise but don't need a full master's program, or already have a master's degree, Villanova University has programs just for you. Now you can earn respected graduate-level credentials from Villanova through certificate programs in public administration-related fields. Each five-course program provides knowledge that can help advance your cause and your career. Choose from:
With Villanova's graduate certificate programs, you'll learn valuable topics such as:
The MPA program, certificates and specializations are designed for professionals who aspire to lead, and manage public or non-profit organizations. These certificates can also help prepare students for careers in the management and leadership of local government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements.
Students enrolled in an MPA degree program can simultaneously pursue a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management or City Management as a specialization within their degree. These specializations allow you to focus on areas that interest you most:
Professionals with these credentials will be primed to become leaders in the public service and nonprofit sectors, in roles including township manager, policy manager, city manager, police lieutenant and major, emergency services executive manager and fire chief.
Academic policies for the Human Resource Development and Public Administration graduate programs offered through the Office of Graduate Studies at Villanova University are available here.
Click here for information on Villanova’s campus-based Master of Public Administration degree program.
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