Certificates in Public Administration

To participate in the certificate program an applicant first must satisfy the requirements for entrance into the Graduate School, or have a bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of five years experience in a professional, administrative, or leadership position. 

Public Management 

3980:611 Introduction to the Profession of Public Admin. (required) 
3980:615 Public Organization Theory (required) 
3980:616 Public Personnel 
3980:617 Leadership and Decision Making (required) 
3980:618 Citizenship Participation 
3980:626 Grantsmanship 
3980:660 Strategic Management in Public and Non-profit Sectors 
3980:680 Special Topics

Non-profit Management 

3980:617 Leadership and Decision Making 
3980:619 Community Organizing 
3980:626 Grantsmanship (required) 
3980:660 Strategic Management Public/Non-profit Sectors (required) 
3980:662 Fund Raising and Resource Management (required) 
3980:663 Non-profit Management (required) 
3980:680 Special Topics

Policy Analysis 

3980:600 Basic Quantitative Research (required) 
3980:601 Advanced Quantitative Research (required) 
3980:640 Fiscal Analysis 
3980:643 Introduction to Public Policy 
3980:673 Computer Applications in Public Organizations 
3980:674 Analytical Techniques for Public Administration (required) 
3980:680 Special Topics

Program Evaluation 

3980:600 Basic Quantitative Research (required) 
3980:601 Advanced Quantitative Research (required) 
3980:640 Fiscal Analysis 
3980:671 Program Evaluation in Urban Studies (required) 
3980:673 Computer Applications in Public Organizations 
3980:674 Analytical Techniques for Public Administration 
3980:680 Special Topics

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