Certificate in Public Management

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Four graduate certificate programs are offered in public administration. These programs provide students with a post-baccalaureate knowledge of an area of specialization with public administration. Students in these programs register as certificate students. Certificate programs require a set of four courses. Students who are admitted to a master’s degree program may apply coursework previously taken in a certificate program toward the requirements for the master’s degree.

This certificate is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in public management but do not currently have the time to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree.


Core Courses (12)
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Essentials for Public Management in a Complex Society: Processes, Structures, and Values3
Leading and Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations3
Managing Public Financial Resources in a Changing World3
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Comparative Public Administration3
Information Technology in Public Administration3
Effective Management of Human Resources in Environments of Scarce Resources3
Advanced Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Sectors3
Local Government Management3
Alternative Dispute Resolution3
Performance Measurement in Nonprofit and Public Management3
Public Infrastructure Management3
Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century3
Urban and Metropolitan Government3
Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector3
Planning, Policy-Making, and the Built Environment3
Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Public Service3
Policy Evaluation Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12