Public Administration Program

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

This certificate is a year-long graduate program designed to accommodate individuals who are at point in their public service career where they desire a better understanding of their organization and how they fit into it. It is also appropriate for someone who prefers to 'test the waters' before committing to the full MPA degree program. (The below curriculum requirements only applies to those who are admitted starting in Fall 2015. For those admitted in earlier years, please view the requirements for your year of admission in the corresponding UHM catalog, please note that your requirements will stay the same but course numbers will have changed).

Deadline is March 1.

Apply for this Certificate:

Step 1:Review program

Step 2: Complete the application

Step 3: Supply 2 Letters of Reference, a writing sample, resume, and statement of objectives to the department (pubadmin@hawaii.edu)

Step 4: Survey

Don't forget to apply for graduation within the first two weeks of the semester in which you plan to graduate and inform the department of your plans at the same time by filling out this form: Graduation audit form.

Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management

This certificate provides participants with the tools and framework to meet the increasing challenges facing the non-profit sector.  With students drawn from diverse departments throughout the UH Manoa campus including Social Work, Law, and Business, certificate coursework lends a distinctive, interdisciplinary perspective. (The below curriculum requirements only applies to those who are admitted starting in Fall 2015. For those admitted in earlier years, please view the requirements for your year of admission in the corresponding UHM catalog, please note that your requirements will stay the same but course numbers will have changed).

Apply for this Certificate:

 Step 1: Review program

 Step 2: Complete the application

 Step 3: Supply 2 Letters of Reference, a writing sample, resume, and statement of objectives to the department (pubadmin@hawaii.edu)

Step 4: Survey

If you are pursuing this certificate concurrently to another graduate degree you still need to apply to the program using this form: Concurrent Application. You also need to apply for graduation within the first two weeks of the semester in which you plan to graduate and inform the department of your plans at the same time by filling out this form: Graduation audit form.