The Advanced Certificate in Public Management provides students with an advanced course of study at the graduate level concentrating on the conceptual, technical, and professional education and skills required for administrative and leadership positions in the public sector. The program, totaling 15 credit hours, includes three required core courses (9 credit hours) and two electives (6 credit hours) taken from Public Administration (PAD) graduate courses. Transfer credit may be given for one or both of the elective courses.
All 15 credit hours count towards the MPA. For students matriculated in the Graduate Certificate and wish to enter the MPA program, please contact the Department Chair to discuss your plans.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or a master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
A brief written statement of the applicant's professional or educational goals and how a graduate certificate in public management supports these goals.
Successful review by the Admissions Committee.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
PAD 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY 3
PAD 601 PUBLIC BUDGETING 3
PAD 735 PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS 3
Electives (6 credit hours)
PAD 540 U.S. PUBLIC POLICY
PAD 605 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE
PAD 608 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
PAD 640 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PAD 646 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFITORGANIZATIONS
PAD 650 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
PAD 685 PERFORMANCE-BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
PAD 688 LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PAD 700 MIGRATION POLICY
PAD 715 SURVEY METHODS AND DESIGN
Student can substitute other PAD courses for these electives by permission of the Department Chair, Dr. Atta Ceesay.
Total Credit Hours 15
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