The Schar School offers certificate programs in conjunction with its master's programs. Students already pursuing a master's degree in the school may, in most cases, after admission to a certificate program, earn an additional six credits (two courses) in Schar to receive a certificate in addition to the master's degree.

The graduate certificate in public management may only be pursued on a part-time basis.

Admissions

Applicants to all graduate programs must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admission Policies. Participants must be admitted to a certificate program. Admission requirements are the same as those for the master's programs and may be found on the Schar admissions website.

Policies

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Termination from Program

Students admitted to a Schar program will be terminated from that program upon receiving one grade of F and are no longer eligible to take courses in the school. Per university regulation, students are terminated from the university after accumulating grades of F in two courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades in graduate courses. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see Graduate Policies.

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Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

PUAD 502Administration in Public and Nonprofit Organizations3
PUAD 520Organization Theory and Management Behavior3
PUAD 540Public Policy Process3
Total Credits9

Electives

Select two electives in the public management area. 16
Total Credits6
1

See the Public Administration, MPA, Public Management Concentration (PMA) for a list of relevant electives.