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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Public Management

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 in-service 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. This certificate is also available to students in the O'Neill Online Program.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA-F 560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 535 Managing and Leading in Public Affairs (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 electing the two elective courses from the M.P.A. core; one of the courses recommended is V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making.

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