The Certificate in Public Management is offered on the Kokomo campus. It is flexible and adaptable to the needs of either precareer or in-service students.
Certificate in Public Management
The student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to apply.
Application forms and literature may be obtained from the SPEA offices on the Kokomo campus, and students should apply to the Office of Admissions on the campus.
Application deadlines are generally three weeks before the beginning of the semester or summer session. Applicants should contact the Office of Admission to confirm deadlines.
Students must pay a nonrefundable application fee.
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- Students enrolled in a certificate program must complete it within 15 credit hours of approved SPEA course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B). Failure to do so results in automatic dismissal from the certificate program.
- Students who have completed more than three SPEA courses are not eligible for admission to a certificate program.
- Transfer credit, course substitutions, or course waivers are not accepted for meeting the Public Management certificate requirements.
- Students admitted to a SPEA graduate degree program are not eligible for admission to the certificate program or eligible for the awarding of a certificate.
- Admission to or successful completion of a certificate program does not guarantee subsequent admission to a SPEA graduate degree program.
- Students enrolled in the certificate program who apply to SPEA's graduate degree programs must meet all existing admission requirements.
- Students planning to request admission to a SPEA graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program should refer to the application procedure presented earlier in this bulletin.
The Certificate in Public Management program is a 15-credit-hour program of study in public management. The certificate program is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of precareer and inservice individuals. Graduate students in other disciplines can use the program to supplement their primary fields with course work in public management, possibly using the certificate courses as part or all of a doctoral or master's degree minor. Career employees of public and private sector agencies seeking courses in public management, and especially those changing from professional or technical roles to managerial roles, find the certificate program beneficial.
(15 credit hours)
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA V502 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA V561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
Electives (6 credit hours)
Two additional SPEA graduate public affairs courses approved by the program director.
Note: Students interested in continuing on for the Master of Public Affairs degree should consider selecting the two elective courses from the M.P.A. core; one of the courses recommended is V506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making. These courses may also be applied to the Master of Planning upon admission to the M.Pl. program.
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