Public Management

Co-Chair: Dr. Susannah Ali, MPA Director
Co-Chair: Dr. Howard Frank, FIU Metropolitan Center Director

This graduate certificate program provides students with a thorough understanding of the managerial concepts and techniques of public administration and is designed particularly for those who already have a professional field of specialization. The Certificate is designed for non-Master of Public Administration (MPA) students, although students who are admitted into this Certificate program may apply for admission to the MPA program. Current MPA students may not be admitted to this Certificate.

All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have an upper division GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants with GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered if they submit a GRE, LSAT or GMAT Score. Students must be admitted to the certificate program to start taking classes. Admission to a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. This certificate program is open to degree seeking students only.


Required Courses (15 credits)

  • PAD 6053 Political, Social, and Economic Context of PA
  • PAD 6156 Applied Organization Theory and Behavior
  • PAD 6227 Public Finance and Budgetary Process
  • PAD 6306 Policy Analysis and Program Planning
  • PAD 6807 Urban and Municipal Government Administration


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.