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Administrative Science Certificate of Graduate Study

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (C.O.G.S.) in Administrative Science at Rowan University is designed to assist students graduating with a Liberal Studies, General Studies, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Human Services, Business, or related field, with years of experience to enter higher education, earn a stackable certificate (stackable with the Master of Professional Studies) and possibly earn a higher degree (M.P.S.) primarily for advanced knowledge and career advancement.

Many administrative and management leaders have a bachelor’s degree in some discipline such as business, human services management or other related field. As noted in the labor market statistics/demand section, the growth of this industry will necessitate a well-trained generation of individuals with analytical skills to be able to review an organization’s procedures and find ways to improve efficiency; the communication skills to work with diverse groups in the ever-changing marketplace; detail-oriented observational skills to warrant an understanding of the daily operational needs of the workplace; and leadership skills with the ability to organize and motivate employees and deal with issues that may arise.

The C.O.G.S. will help them better achieve the skills needed for their superior functioning in the modern marketplace. This proposal is distinct from a traditional business proposal because its primary focus is the social study of administering complex organizations. The COGS centers its focus on study of the structure and dynamics of large-scale organizations such as corporations, educational institutions, and governments. Emphasis is placed on ecological, technological, and cultural forces that shape these organizations as well as their impact on society.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Administrative Science is a full-time or part-time program offered at our Camden campus. It requires the completion of 15 graduate semester hours (5 courses).

  • 5 Courses / 15 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
MPS 22510 Diversity and Labor Relations 3
MPS 22511 Complex Organization Dynamics: Leadership and Planning 3
MPS 22513 Personnel Administration 3
MPS 22514 Non-Profit Organization Development and Management 3
Elective Courses: 3 S.H.
DPEM 00692 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining 3
MPS 22512 Contract Administration and Collective Bargaining 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
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