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Public Administration Degrees and Certificates

Earn your Master of Public Administration Degree or Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from Brandman University at our Irvine campus or Online.

Master of Public Administration

This program prepares students for the world of public service, particularly in local and state public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Graduates will be prepared to manage people, be able to analyze the political sources of public policy and political behavior, conduct research, understand principles of finance and budgeting and be able to apply ethical standards of law to policy process.

Customize the curriculum to fit your professional goals by choosing individualized electives from areas such as accounting, finance, health administration, e-business strategic management, human resources, international business, organizational leadership, marketing, or by choosing one of these emphasis areas:

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration offers an opportunity for leaders in all sectors, private or public, to broaden their knowledge base to include principles of effective public service leadership. The 15 credit program introduces theoretical and practical perspectives involving public administration, public policy, local government and politics. It is designed to complement programs of study in business, leadership and human resource management.

Public Administration Graduate Certificate course requirements may be applied toward the completion of a graduate degree in Business, Leadership, Human Resources or Public Administration.

The Public Administration Graduate Certificate program is only available online.

Program availability may vary by campus location.

What makes Brandman University different than for-profit universities? Brandman has a graduation rate that is twice that of the for-profits and 92% of our student would refer us to a friend. Our commitment to student success is what has earned us consistent top rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Brandman caters to busy adult students with 25+ on-ground campuses and a fully online program.


Get Your Money's Worth.

Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum will teach you to the critical thinking skills you need to advance your career and solve the complex challenges facing new-age business.

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Business programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many top executives from Fortune 500 companies serve on the Business School Advisory Board.                                    

Programs Offered Nationwide.

Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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