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Public Management Certificate


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The Department of Public Administration offers a Graduate Certificate in Public Management. The certificate is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree and who are currently employed in a public (national, state, or local) or nonprofit agency. The certificate is designed to provide individuals the basic intellectual foundation necessary to function as a manager in the public sector.

Students will be required to complete fifteen hours of graduate work and complete an environmental scan of an agency, normally the one where they are employed, which will serve as the capstone experience. Twelve of the fifteen credit hours will be comprised of courses currently required in the Master of Public Administration degree. Students will earn an additional three credits by enrolling in three one credit courses designed to meet specific technical needs of public managers.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Moreover, they must be currently employed in a public agency at the national, state, or local level. As it currently is configured, admissions into the certificate program is only permitted if a student enters a cohort that is being sponsored by a government agency. Applicants must be accepted by the Graduate College and the Department of Public Administration.

Certificate Requirements: 12 Total Credits

      
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Three credits from the following one credit topic courses:

 

 

    Grant Writing
   

Strategic Planning

    Lobbying Information Presentation
    Ethics
    Performance Measure

Capstone Experience

Certificate program students are required to submit a final project paper that uses knowledge and skills obtained from the course work and applies this information to an organization of their choice. Specific guidelines for the paper may be obtained at the Department of Public Administration office.

Relationship to M.P.A. Degree

Students earning the certificate may apply for admission into the Master of Public Administration degree program. If accepted, the fifteen credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the M.P.A. Please contact the department for further information on admissions to the M.P.A.

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