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Certificate in
Advanced Public Administration and Governance

Note: Many of the courses in this program are available by distance education; refer to the Distance Education section below. Visit the distance education website for further information.

 

Students who wish to obtain their Certificate in Public Administration and Governance or the Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Governance, must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for admission to the Public Administration and Governance program. Do not use the standard continuing education certificate application. Upon completing these certificates, students may continue their studies to earn a degree in Public Administration and Governance. Please contact Viola Ing, Department of Politics and Public Administration: ving@ryerson.ca.

 

The Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Governance are designed for working public sector employees, students aspiring to careers in the public service, and those interested in gaining knowledge about public administration and public policy in Canada.

These certificates will provide students with the following:

  • a better understanding of organizations and operations in the public sector
  • the attainment of analytic, administrative, communication, and management skills necessary for career development in the public sector and organizations that deal with it
  • an awareness of the political forces that shape public administration and policy

These certificates fulfill Levels 1 and 2 of the Public Administration and Governance degree program.

Program Information: Department of Politics and Public Administration: ving@ryerson.ca.

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Admission Criteria

Eligible applicants must have the following:

Certificate in Public Administration and Governance.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of eight single-term courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required. Students working toward a certificate must formally register in the Public Administration and Governance program (see introductory note).

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Course

CPPA 211   Politics and Public Administration:  Public Policy


Required Group 1 (select three, not previously taken)

CPPA 120   Politics and Public Administration:  Canadian Politics and Government
CPPA 121   Politics and Public Administration:  Ontario Politics and Government
CPPA 122   Politics and Public Administration:  Local Politics and Government
CPPA 235   Politics and Public Administration:  Theories of the State
CPPA 303   Politics and Public Administration:  Financial Management
CPPA 319   Politics and Public Administration:  Politics of Work and Labour


 

Liberal Studies Elective Group A (One 1-term lower-level course required)
Liberal Studies courses are indicated by a “LL” for Lower Level and “UL” for Upper Level. Consult the undergraduate calendar for the complete list of Liberal Studies courses, and use the Course Search to search for your course by subject, term, time, or instruction mode.

Professionally Related Elective Group B (1 course required)

CECN 104   Economics:  Introductory Microeconomics
CECN 204   Economics:  Introductory Macroeconomics
CECN 210   Economics:  Understanding Economics
CECN 220   Economics:  Evolution of the Global Economy
CECN 320   Economics:  Introduction to Financial Economics


 

Professionally Related Elective Group C (Two 1-term courses required)
Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar, Professionally Related Electives Table I for a complete list of appropriate courses.
Students intending to proceed to Level 3 of the program should familiarize themselves with prerequisites pertaining to professionally related elective courses at all levels of the program as well as options for obtaining a minor.

Note: Upon successful completion of Level 2, students may apply for an Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Governance by completing an Application to Graduate with a Certificate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines.

Students who have successfully completed the requirements for the Certificate and Advanced Certificate are eligible to continue to the degree level. For more information, contact the Department of Politics and Public Administration, 416.979.5057.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year. Many Liberal Studies and Professionally Related electives are also offered via distance education; please check individual course descriptions.

CECN 104   Economics:  Introductory Microeconomics
CECN 204   Economics:  Introductory Macroeconomics
CPPA 120   Politics and Public Administration:  Canadian Politics and Government
CPPA 122   Politics and Public Administration:  Local Politics and Government