International and Comparative Public Administration

Chair: Dr. Susannah Ali, MPA Director

The Certificate in International and Comparative Public Administration is designed as a specialization for students interested in international policy and administrative affairs. The certificate program will expose students to international policy aspects such as globalization, immigration, information technology, transnational institutions and other related areas.


Required Courses (9 credits)

  • PAD 6436 Professionalism and Ethics
  • PAD 6836 International Public Administration
  • PAD 6838 Development Administration

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • GEO 5557 Globalization
  • GEO 6603 Cities and Regions in Global Perspective
  • INR 5507 International Organizations
  • INR 6010 Global Governance
  • POS 5146 Seminar in Urban Politics
  • PAD 5934* Contemporary Issues in Public Administration
  • PAD 6946 Internship

Students may take electives outside the Department. These electives must be selected from a list of approved electives or must be approved by Certificate Chair.

*Depending on the topic of the course and pending MPA Program approval, PAD 5934 (Contemporary Issues) may be counted as a certificate elective.

How to Apply

In order for you to be officially considered for admission to a Graduate Certificate program, you must be a degree-seeking student and complete the graduate certificate application and submit the $30 application fee to FIU's Office of Graduate Admissions. To submit a graduate certificate application visit the applications website or download the application here.