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School of Public and Environmental Affairs

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Certificate in Public Management

Certificate in Public Management

Academic Features:

The graduate-level certificate program is a 5-course, 15 credit hour program in the IUN School of Public & Environmental Affairs.  It provides a focused program of study in public management. 

Student Consumer Information about this Program

Certificate Requirements are as follows:

  • SPEA V502 Public Management
  • SPEA V560 Public Finance and Budgeting
  • SPEA V561 Public Human Resource Management
*Two additional SPEA graduate public affairs courses are also required

If students are interested in furthering their education in the MPA program, students should plan to take the following classes as electives:

  • SPEA V500 Quantitative Tools for Public Affairs
  • SPEA V517 Public Management Economics

Program Special Features:

The program is flexible enough to adapt to the needs of pre-career or in-service students and to individuals with varying degrees of experience in such fields as human resource administration, criminal justice, health, public or non-profit management.  Students may also participate in a public affairs internship through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

Faculty Features:

The extensive practitioner experience combined with the academic credentials of the SPEA faculty provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their understanding of public affairs.

Accreditation Held:

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

A few frequently asked questions:

Does the program meet the needs of part-time students?  Yes, the program and scheduling of courses is designed to meet the needs of part-time as well as full-time students. All required courses are offered in the evenings or on weekends, to accommodate the needs of in-service students. Will I have the opportunity to relate classroom instruction to real-world problems?  Absolutely, the faculty has real-world professional experience, and that experience is recognized in the quality of classroom instruction. Also, the internships offered by the division are outstanding, with opportunities available for graduate-level internships in all areas of concentration.

Contact Information:  Dunes Medical Professional Bldg. Room 2101, Department: 219-980-6695