Certificate in Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship

Four graduate certificate programs are offered in public policy and administration. These programs provide students with a post-baccalaureate knowledge of an area of specialization with public policy and 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 economic development and social entrepreneurship but do not currently have the time to pursue a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree.

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Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Adv Financial Managment3
Local Government Mgmt3
Social Entrepreneurship3
Public Infrastructure Mgmt3
Intro to Urban & Regional Plan3
Public Mgmt Strat 21st Century3
Urban and Regional Dev3
Political Economy3
Social Capital & the Community3
Plan,Policy Making&Bult Envir3
Ethics & Prof Responsibility3
Total Credit Hours12

Additional courses could be taken in the Stuart environmental management and sustainability program, the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, and other related programs as permitted by program director.