Studying Public Administration at Regis

Regis University’s undergraduate academic certificate in Public Administration is created for public employees, elected officials, those seeking to run for office, school administrators and those who perform work on behalf of the government.
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Public Administration Undergraduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the undergraduate academic certificate in Public Administration teaches students how their work fits within the government structure, how to finance and budget projects and how to evoke change in any level of government. Students will also examine the role of community influences and how public policy is developed and implemented.

This seven-course certificate is eligible for financial aid.

Total Credit Requirements: 21 credit hours (7 classes)

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Public Administration Certificate Requirements: 21 credit hours

EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics
PA 300 Government Role in Society
PA 400 Public Policy
PA 410  Public Finance 
PA 430  Community Influences in Government 
PA 450E  Entrepreneurship in Government 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

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Certificate Only Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Complete the online certificate application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Please note: You are limited to taking a maximum of 18 credit hours and you are NOT eligible for financial aid or veteran's benefits. If you decide to become degree-seeking you must meet all admission and degree requirements of the undergraduate program selected.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application deadline: The application deadline is one week prior to the start of the term. Applications received after the deadline will be moved to the next term.

Class Starts

Term Class Start Date
Summer 8W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
Summer 5W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
Summer 5W2 - 2015 June 8, 2015
Summer 8W2 - 2015 June 29, 2015
Summer 5W3 - 2015 July 13, 2015
Fall 8W1 - 2015 August 24, 2015
Fall 5W1 - 2015 August 24, 2015
Fall 5W2 - 2015 September 28, 2015
Fall 8W2 - 2015 October 19, 2015
Fall 5W3 - 2015 November 2, 2015
Spring 5W1 - 2016 January 11, 2016
Spring 8W1 - 2016 January 11, 2016
Spring 5W2 - 2016 February 15, 2016
Spring 8W2 - 2016 March 7, 2016
Spring 5W3 - 2016 March 21, 2016
Summer 5W1 - 2016 May 2, 2016
Summer 8W1 - 2016 May 2, 2016
Summer 5W2 - 2016 June 6, 2016
Summer 8W2 - 2016 June 27, 2016
Summer 5W3 - 2016 July 11, 2016


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $9,710 21 $460 $50
Online $9,710 21 $460 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.