Public Management Certificate
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 taken in a certificate program toward the requirements for his or her 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 an M.P.A. degree.
The student will take one M.P.A. core course. The recommended core course is PA 502: Leading and Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations.
The student also will take at least 3 of the courses described below:
- PA 511 Comparative Public Administration
- PA 516 Information Technology in Public Administration
- PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public and Nonprofit Organizations
- PA 539 Local Government Management
- PA 540 Alternative Dispute Resolution
- PA 541 Performance Management in Nonprofit and Public Management
- PA 551: Public Infrastructure Management
- PA 556 Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century
- PA 562 Urban and Metropolitan Government
- PA 568 Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector
- PA 578 Planning and Policy Making and the Built Environment
- PA 579 Ethics & Professional Responsibility