Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Administration
The Certificate in Public Administration, offered online and on campus, will help you develop managerial competence for a successful career in government or in a public or nonprofit organization. You may earn a 12-credit (4 course) certificate of graduate studies in a targeted discipline, either to expand your degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Through this program, you will learn strong organizational skills and how to apply political theory and strong moral character to your work as you integrate human, fiscal and information resources.
- Examine principles of economics, work and wealth, interest and debt, and the role of the government in the economy.
- Understand organizational structure, dynamics, policy, and issues within the public organization.
- Choose coursework, from budgeting and taxation to human resources and organizational management, based on your goals and interests.
This certificate may help advance your career in nonprofit and faith-based organizations or as a local, state, or national government professional by equipping you as an expert in your field.
Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.
Select 4 courses (12 credits) from the list below:
2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines
All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.
|Session||Semester Check-In||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Friday, August 11||Monday, August 21|
|Session B||Friday, October 13||Monday, October 23|
|Session C||Thursday, January 4||Monday, January 8|
|Session D||Friday, March 1||Monday, March 11|
|Session E||Friday, April 26||Monday, May 6|
|Session F||Friday, June 7||Monday, June 17|
The Certificate of Graduate Studies offers an excellent opportunity for those not requiring a master’s degree. This option is often used by those needing continuing education credits or for those who wish to complement their existing degree with additional training for career advancement. Upon completing the certificate, students have the option of applying to the master’s program, and if accepted, all courses taken toward the certificate transfer in.
Step 1: Apply to Regent University
Submit your application at www.regent.edu/apply.
Step 2: Submit Your Transcripts
Submit your unofficial college transcripts at regent.edu/items. Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.
Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID
Email a photo of your government-issued ID to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Government ID.
Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
|Certificate of Graduate Studies||Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credits||Tuition Cost for Certificate|
|Cyber Practitioner Preparation||$695||9||$6,255|
|Law & Public Policy||$695||12||$8,340|
|Middle East Politics||$695||12||$8,340|
|National Security Studies||$695||12||$8,340|
|Political Campaign Strategies & Management||$695||12||$8,340|
|Terrorism & Homeland Defense||$695||12||$8,340|
Student Fees Per Semester
|University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)||$850|
|University Services Fee (Online Students)||$700|
*Rates are subject to change at any time.