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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Open the door to a future in public administration management and support.

The complexities of management in local government programs require a strong professional skill set. Empower yourself to navigate government administration settings when you earn your public administration certificate online.

Through UCF Online’s public administrative certificate, you will open new doors to a fulfilling career path. Coursework focuses on sharpening the skills you need in local government operations, including public budgeting, human resource management, policy process and more. This foundation will allow you to create a positive working environment, deliver innovative ideas and maintain a culture of efficiency and growth in management and support positions.

Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to advance your career in the wide-reaching public sector. Credits earned may also be applied toward a master’s degree of public administration. Get started today to earn your online graduate certificate.

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Research Methods in Public Administration

Explore statistical methodology and use of computers as a tool for decision making in the public sector.

Examine structure, functioning, performance of public organizations; behavior of individuals and groups; application for public management, includes both macro and micro approaches to organizational behavior.

A political and rational examination of the government budgetary process and document to better understand their managerial, policy, planning, and communication functions.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Interpret major policies, court rulings and administrative guidelines governing personnel in the public sector.
  • Apply organizational development theories in leadership and resource management.
  • Facilitate the complex nature of intergovernmental relations among local, state, federal and private organizations.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • accountant
  • administrative assistant
  • auditor
  • benefits administrator
  • college administrator
  • human resources administrator
  • public administrator