Academic Director: Michael Javen Fortner, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Email Contact: Julman A. Tolentino, Julman.Tolentino@cuny.edu
The Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Policy (Level I) provides a graduate-level education for students interested in legislation, government agencies, and social services. The certificate is a valuable professional credential for workers in the public and non-profit sectors, and for students pursuing scholarly interests in government affairs at the federal, state and municipal levels.
Students gain a rich understanding of the theories behind government policy and public-sector management, while learning how to critique their implementation and make effective recommendations. The program enables students to develop and enhance advanced analytic, research, writing and presentation skills.
Graduates may pursue careers as managers in the public sector, policy analysts, researchers and planning specialists, or as journalists covering government and public policy.
The program is offered through CUNY SPS’s Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
Candidates for admission to advanced certificate programs must possess a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution. Applicants are also required to write a personal statement.