Local Government Management Certificate

Admission Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution documented by official transcripts.
  3. Applicants may apply for Fall or Spring admission. All of the courses are offered online. Applicable tuition and fees are required for all coursework.
  4. International graduate applicants are required to submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher must be achieved for credits applied toward the Local Government Management Certificate.
  • A grade of "C" or higher is needed for each course applied toward the Local Government Management Certificate.
  • Up to 15 credits earned by a student who has completed FGCU’s Local Government Management Certificate can be applied to the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree. A grade of “B” or higher is required in a course for its credits to apply to the M.P.A. degree.

Program Requirements

  1. Required Courses (6 credits)
    PAD 6227 Public Budgeting (3)
    PAD 6417 Public Personnel Admin (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (9 credits)
    Complete any three of the following courses:

    PAD 5041 Administrative Ethics (3)
    PAD 5142 Management of Non-profit Org (3)
    PAD 5933 Proposal Writing & Grant Admin (3)
    PAD 6136 Public Mgmnt in Political Env (3)
    PAD 6205 Public Finance (3)
    PAD 6335 Strategic Planning (3)
    PAD 6434 Administrative Leadership (3)
    PAD 6812 State & Local Politics & Admin (3)
    PAD 6826 Intergovernmental Admin (3)
    URP 5312 Growth Mgmt & Comp. Planning (3)

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours