Postgraduate Certificate Online

Public Administration

Kansas State University

12 months
6375 USD/year
6375 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at Kansas State University is to be a flexible professional certificate program for those who desire to pursue education in principles of public management to advance in their administrative careers in the public sector and not-for-profit sector. 


Certificate holders will be trained for entry level management positions with government agencies at the federal, state, or local level, and with regional or sub-state organizations. After obtaining the certificate, students may apply their certificate hours towards a Master of Public Administration at Kansas State University. Course work will be offered via various distance learning technologies so that students from all over will be able to obtain this certificate.

Learning outcomes

Students with a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration will understand the general principles of public administration, including but not limited to public sector budgeting, personnel, public organization theory, and research methods. Students will also have the option of specializing in one of the following two areas in public management: administrative law or not-for-profit management.

 The overall educational goal is to provide professional training for a wide range of administrative venues, while providing students the flexibility to specialize in an area of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Organization Theory
  • Public Budgeting 
  • Research Methods in Political Science 
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National Students: Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply within two to three months from the start of the semester. 


15 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 minimum GPA on last 60 credits
  • Admission to K-State Graduate School

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 425 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    6375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 425 USD per credit during 12 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Public Administration
Kansas State University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!