Graduate Diploma in Public Administration

The Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (Management) is a 21 credit hour program that will strengthen the public policy and public management skills of working professionals in the public sector. Providing graduate-level instruction and knowledge in public policy and managing human, financial and informational resources, the program focuses on enhancing your analytical, critical thinking and strategic capabilities, providing a solid basis in theoretical frameworks and latest-wave thinking in public administration, while strengthening your managerial and leadership competencies. Recipients of the Graduate Diploma – MPA(M) may elect to continue studies in the master’s program.


GDPA (M) Students are required to complete any 7 courses (6 core and 1 elective) within the MPA(M) program