The Certificate in Public Policy is available to a student wishing to earn just a certificate or to a student who wants to earn a spot in the master's of Public Policy program but does not meet the admission criteria. The Certificate requires the completion of any six of the core MPP courses with a grade of B or higher in all six courses. Students who successfully earn a B or higher in all six core courses are then eligible to enroll in the Masters in Public Policy program. 

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an application
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Students not meeting the minimum admission requirements for the MPP program may seek admission to the certificate program, and after successful completion of 18 credits from the core courses of the MPP program, with a grade of B or higher in all courses, will be accepted into the MPP as a degree-seeking student. 

Curriculum Requirements

Select 6 of the following courses:18
Budget and Financial Management and Administration
Statistics for Politics and Public Administration
Comparative Public Policy and Administration
Applied Policy Analysis
Microeconomics for Public Policy
Public Policy Process and Implementation
Macroeconomics for Public Policy (New Course TBD)
Introduction to Research Design, Data Collection & Survey Research (New Course TBD)
Total Credit Hours18