Department of Public Administration and Health Management

Graduate Certificate in Public Management (GCPM)

This certificate is a 15 credit hour program in public management at the graduate level. The program is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of pre-career and in-service individuals. Career employees of public sector agencies seeking courses in public management, especially those changing from professional or technical roles to managerial roles, will find the certificate program beneficial. Course work includes:

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (9 credit hours)

  • PAHM-V 502 Public Management
  • PAHM-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting  or PAHM-H 509 Financial Management Principles of Health Care 
  • PAHM-V 561 Public Human Resources Management

Electives/Internship (6 credit hours)

Two additional graduate public management courses approved by the MPM Director.

  • PAHM-V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making
  • PAHM-V 509 Administrative Ethics in the Public Sector
  • PAHM-V 512 Public Policy Analysis
  • PAHM-V 562 Public Program Evaluation
  • PAHM-V 566 Executive Leadership
  • PAHM-V 504 Public Organizations
  • PAHM-V 517 Public Management Economics
  • PAHM-V 540 Law and Public Affairs
  • PAHM-V 561 Public Human Resource Management
  • PAHM-V 525 Management in Non-Profit Sector
  • PAHM-V 557 Topics in Public Affairs-Grant Administration
  • PAHM-V 585 Practicum in Public Administration - (experiential or professional requirements)

Admission Requirements

When applying for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management the following documentation is required:

  1. Submit application to the MPM Director's office, Main Building Room 185C.
  2. Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college with a GPA between 2.6 or 4.0.
  3. Official transcript from all university or colleges attended must be submitted with the completed application forms. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  4. Pay a non refundable application fee of $40.

Students with a GPA between 2.6 and 4.0 may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Public Management  (GCPM). Upon successful completion, students may apply to the Master in Public Management (MPM) degree program.  Students seeking admission to the GCPM do not need to take the GRE or GMAT test.  These tests may be required for students applying for admission into the MPM program that exhibit undergraduate GPAs that are lower than 3.0.  Subsequently, students with lower GPAs may also be expected to successfully complete two graduate level courses within the MPM program before being admitted.  Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management program are processed on a year-round basis for admission in any academic semester.

Academic Standards:

Students will be referred to the MPM Director if their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 3.0. During this meeting the referred student will be required to develop a plan in tandem with the MPM Director for improving their academic performance.

Each Course Requirement:

All graduate students are expected to earn an average grade of "B" (3.0) or higher in each course. Subsequently, students receiving a C or lower will be referred to the MPM Director in order to develop a plan for improving their academic performance. The MPM Director may recommend that a student who receives a C or lower in a particular course retake the class.

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