Students may choose from all PAD electives, tailoring a program to meet your needs. The program consists of five (5) courses at the 800 (elective) level, to be completed within five years with a grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) or better.
To earn the CASPA you must complete five elective courses (courses with a designation of # 800 or above).
The electives offered allow a tailored Certificate program in which you can focus you study in many public service areas including (but not limited to), nonprofit management, state or local government, health policy, information resource management or public safety.
To be considered for admission to the CASPA program, you must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree and an MPA from a school accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs & Administration (NASPAA) or its equivalent*
- Complete the Graduate Admission application process
- *Graduates with other degrees may be required to complete prerequisite courses, as non-certificate candidates.
- Students taking courses at the Boston Campus should contact: Richard H. Beinecke or Leann Baldwin at mpa@Suffolk.edu for more information.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
|Last Completed Award Year:||2012-13|
|Program Name:||Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Administration|
|On-time Completion Rate:||*|
|Occupations by SOC Code:||11-1031.00
|Total Estimated Tuition & Fee Costs:||$31,296|
|Books & Supply Costs:||$1,200|
|Room & Board Costs:||$14,448|
|Median Title IV Loan Debt:||*|
|Median Private Loan Debt:||*|
|Median Debt from Institutional Financing Plans or amount students were obligated to pay at program completion.||*|
* If the number of students who completed the program during the award year was less than 10, for privacy reasons, this information is not disclosed to the public.
** The Occupational Information Network (O*NET Online) is a database developed by the Department of Labor as a primary source of occupational information.