This program provides students with a solid foundation of training and skills in management. Individuals who need training in public administration but who are unable to enroll for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree may find this certificate program of particular interest. Key to the program’s success is the close integration of the academic curriculum and the application of skills and theory to managerial work assignments. Students may enroll at any time throughout the year.
For descriptions of the courses below, visit the USC Course Catalogue.
Current USC Graduate Students
Applicants for the Certificate in Public Management who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC (and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA ) need only submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.
Applicants who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admission website.
Applicants must submit the following items:
1. Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended sent directly to our office:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
Los Angeles, CA 90089
2. Resume (upload via online application)
3. Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)
November 1 – Spring Semester
April 1 – Summer Semester
July 1 – Fall Semester
Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at [email protected] for more information.
For certificate programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, USC is required by the U.S. Department of Education to disclose certain Gainful Employment (GE) information. The following Gainful Employment Disclosure Template link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the program: