GIMPA Short Courses at School of Public Service and Governance

GIMPA Short Courses at School of Public Service and Governance

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is an existing undergraduate programme designed to provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of Public Administration in Ghana

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Holders of:
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE)
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
Diploma from Universities and
Higher National Diploma (HND)


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  • An aggregate score of 24 (SSSCE) or 36 (WASSCE) or better in six subjects including core mathematics,core english, core science or social studies in the West African Examination Council(WAEC) Senior Secondary School Certicate Examination are considered for an admission into the first year of the programme.
  • Prospective applicants with G.C.E. “A” Level with 3 passes and a pass in general paper; RSA Stage II with passes in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics or RSA Stage III with passes in 3 subjects including English Language and Mathematics; Diplomas: Diploma in Business Studies (DBS); Diplomas from Ghana Institute of Journalism(GIJ), Universities, and Diploma from other recognised tertiary institutions, Technical Certificates such as Full Technical Certificate or Level II, Mechanical Engineering Part III, and Electrical Engineering Part III.
  • Other Post-Secondary Certificates such as Teacher’s Certificate “A” and Nursing are considered and accepted as meriting placement into the second year of the BPA programme.

There is no minimum age for admission to undergraduate programme of the school of public service and governance. However mature applicants must be 25 years and above before they can apply. Currently, prospective students are admitted to first (Level 100) and second (Level 200) years of the programme based on the above listed qualifications.


  1. 1. Master In Public Administration
  2. 2. Executie Master Of Governance and Leadership (EMGL)
  3. 3. Executive Master Of Public Administration (EMPA)
  4. 4. Master Of Arts in Governance & Leadership
  5. 5. Programme Delivery Options For Masters
  6. 6.Master of Philosophy in Development Finance (MPHILDF)
  7. 7. Master of Arts Degree in Regional Integration and African Development (MRIAD)



  1. 1. Postgraduate Certificate In Public Administration. (PG-CPA)
  2. 2. Postgraduate Diploma In Public Administration. (PG-DPA)
  3. 3. Postgraduate Certificate In Occupational Safety, health and Environmental Management(COSHEM)
  4. 4. Postgraduate Diploma In Occupational Safety, health and Environmental Management.

Ph.D In Governance And Leadership And Public Administration

The programme aims to produce a new generation of scholars, who may become Researchers and Practitioners in Public Administration, Governance and Leadership.


  • Theories of Public Policy
  • Public Organization Behavior and Theory
  • Intellectual Foundations of Public Administration
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Research Seminars


  • Public Administration
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Public Policy
  • Public Management
  • Social Policy

Governance and Leadership

  • Theories of Governance and Leadership
  • Leadership, Governance and Democratic Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Change.
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Governance and development

Public Policy

  • Economic Foundation of Policy Analysis
  • Public Policy Making and Implementation
  • Global Governance and Public Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Political Economy and Policy Analysis

Public Management

  • Managing Government Performance
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Comparative Public Administration

Social Policy

  • Planning and Management
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Welfare Programmes
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Policy and Program Evaluation

Dissertation – Students must complete 12 credit hours of dissertation.


  • A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or an appropriate discipline from GIMPA and any other accredited institution of higher education and must have a minimum of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A five page double-spaced written statement of academic and professional goals in relation to Ph.D. degree in Public Administration and Governance.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
  • A letter of motivation (600 words maximum).
  • A research proposal (5000 words maximum) with description, goals, a suggested timeline and methods of dissertation.
  • A selection interview with the Admission Committee.

START DATE: September every year DURATION: Three years full time

START DATE: September every year

DURATION: Four years

An application form may be obtained from the Cashier’s Office at GIMPA or downloaded from the GIMPA Website –

The Assistant Registrar
The GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance (GSPSG)
P.O. Box AH 50 Achimota – Accra:
Direct line: 0302 401681 – 3 EXT 2250 0r 2074
Kumasi Campus Kumasi – Tel: (050)6024160

See Also

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GIMPA Short Courses at PSMTP