Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Public Administration - Municipal

Program Information
School: Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Degree: Diploma
Field of Study: Public Administration
Description: Launch your career with an Ontario municipality, not–for–profit organization such as an agency, board or commission, or private sector entity serving local government. As a graduate of the Public Administration – Municipal diploma program you will be prepared to work as an entry–level municipal employee with knowledge of municipal policy– making procedures and processes, financial management and control, and the structure and operating principles of local government. In addition, you’ll have taken courses that are part of the requirements to attain the “Certified Municipal Officer” designation through the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).

The Public Administration - Municipal program is designed to satisfy the needs of local government for individuals with knowledge of operations and functions of municipal government including municipal policy making, committee structures and processes, and budget processes. Graduates will have completed courses leading to completion of the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) Municipal Administration Program. Students must register for the AMCTO courses at an additional cost.
Website: Public Administration - Municipal at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial: $3,539
National: $3,539
International: $12,942
Scholarships: 2 scholarship(s)
Careers: 2 career(s)
Admission Requirements

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 11 Mathematics

Program Eligibility:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M)

Test Scores:
  • TOEFL (PBT) [min. 550] or CAEL [min. 50] or TOEFL (iBT) [min. 80]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 3, 2013

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