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Program at a Glance

Program
Graduate Certificate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Public Administration, Schl of
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The Public Policy Analysis Graduate Certificate is primarily designed to complement the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program by providing a formalized path for students to specialize in public policy analysis. This certificate is designed for students interested in a range of policy domains such as urban, environmental, transportation, economic development, emergency management, disaster, homeland security, and health. The program will prepare graduate students for professional careers as policy analysts and leaders in public service at all levels of government and in the private and nonprofit sectors, with a particular focus on public policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. This Certificate may be completed entirely online.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis is comprised of 18 credit hours of graduate courses, including four required courses and two electives. This certificate prepares students for professional careers in Public Policy Analysis.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Fall
July 1

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