Public Administration & Law

Public Administration & Law

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

The public sector is a large employer in Canada that requires a diverse pool of employees to have knowledge of public law and public administration. The demand for professionals with grounding in public administration is continues to increase given current demographic trends and expected retirements of public sector employees.

Students pursuing the Public Administration & Law certificate will develop a knowledge of public administration; an understanding of the role of law within government; and become familiar with the legal and administrative workings of government. Honing their research skills, students will analyze the relationship between law, politics and public administration.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students who are not in the Public Administration degree program, or
  2. new applicants to York who hold a university degree in a discipline other than public administration.

How to apply

  1. If you are a current York student who is not in the Public Administration degree program, complete the certificate application form and submit it to the School of Public Policy and Administration.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York who has a university degree in a discipline other than public administration, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to the School of Public Policy and Administration, as noted in item 1 above.

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