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  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Advanced Study in Public Administration


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(12 credits)

The Public Administration Program of the Department of Political Science offers two certificates of graduate study: a certificate of advanced study in public administration, and a certificate of advanced study in public personnel administration. The certificates are meant to introduce graduate study in public administration to students who may be contemplating enrollment in the M.P.A. Program, or to meet the needs of mid-career managers who may not need the volume of advanced course work offered through the M.P.A. Because course work for both programs is entirely web-supported, enrollment from Indiana, from throughout the United States, and across the globe is encouraged. Students may apply for either program through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Applicants must offer proof of a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science and an acceptable grade point average from an accredited college or university. Applicants may be admitted conditionally on the basis of a graduate school application and unofficial transcripts, but each student must supply the College of Graduate and Professional Studies with an official transcript of all academic work before the program will extend unconditional admission. International applicants should also have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper)  or 213 (computer) or 70 (iBT) or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or provide equivalent evidence of language proficiency.

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Certificate students may not apply for or enroll in both certificate programs at the same time. Students may transfer credits earned in the certificate program into the M.P.A. Program, once they are accepted into the M.P.A. Program.

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Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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