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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Public Administration

Seneca College

8 months
15133 CAD/year
4122 CAD/year
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The Public Administration program at Seneca College provides you with the multi-disciplinary skills and experience required to be an successful public service employee.

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The Public Administration program at Seneca College  was developed by municipal government professionals with the goal of providing graduates with the skills to be successful in the public sector. You will receive advanced training in communications, policy analysis, project management, information technology, finance, governance, leadership and human resources management. Delivered in a small class setting, the program benefits from experienced professors who are still active or employed within the public sector.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Research and policy analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing, presenting and problem-solving for a public sector audience
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Project planning
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Canadian government structure with an emphasis on the Ontario municipal sector

In addition, the program is also focused on developing the soft skills required to have a successful career as a public servant.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Policy and compliance officer 
  • Project management officer 
  • Administrative officer  
  • Legislative co-ordinator 
  • Constituency assistant 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Municipal Issues and the Evolution of Local Government
  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Public Sector Governance and Systems
  • Communications in Public Administration
  • Municipal Management and Administrative Structures
  • Project Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or college diploma or equivalentApplicants with an equivalent combination of partial postsecondary and/or three to five years related work experience may be considered for admission. A relevant resumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency for graduate certificates 
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents educated outside of Canada must provide a World Education Services (WES) or ICAS Canada credential evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15133 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15133 CAD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    4122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4122 CAD per year during 8 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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