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Graduate Certificate in Local Government Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Local Government Administration helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to increase the effectiveness of local governments. Enhanced professionalism and efficiency play a central role in the ability of local government and its officials to address challenges within their communities.

The Local Government Administration Certificate highlights the basics of local government administration, while also addressing emerging trends in areas like e-governance. This certificate requires 12 hours and can be earned online within a period of one year.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the public administration field to experience considerable growth through 2022, especially in the areas of state and local government, where more than half of all public administration jobs are found.

Program Information


To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Administration, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

For more information about the program, fill out the form below.


Data source: Economic Modeling, LLC (Emsi) / www.economicmodeling.com

The information provided through this website are based in part on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data that is licensed by Western Kentucky University from Emsi. While Western Kentucky University believes this data to be reliable as a whole, some of the data is based on estimates made by Emsi, when actual data is not available. 

Western Kentucky University does not guarantee a job to graduates upon completion of any program.



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 Last Modified 4/14/23