GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

A student’s program of study must be reviewed and approved by the Division Director and the MPA Coordinator. Students will be required to complete 15 credit hours of course work.

At least three of the following (9-15).

PSPA 600 Scope and Dynamics of Public Administration 3
PSPA 605 Organization Theory and Behavior 3
PSPA 607 Performance Management 1: Theory & Management 3
PSPA 608 Performance Management 2: Management & Data Analysis 3
PSPA 609 Human Resources Management in Public Service Organizations 3
PSPA 610 Public Budgeting and Financial Management 3
PSPA 611 Public Revenue Analysis & Financial Management 3
PSPA 612 Information Technology in Public Service Organizations 3

Course work from the following (0-6)

Other 600-level PSPA courses with the exception of PSPA 661, PSPA 671, PSPA 692, PSPA 695, and PSPA 699. (Please click HERE for full course details)

A maximum of three semester hours earned in another department or program may be applied toward the certificate with the consent of the Division Director or the Assistant to the Chair.

Example Programs

The following are three examples of hypothetical programs of study leading to the Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Management. These illustrations show how a program of study can be flexible and tailored for a student.

Substantive Local Government Management Emphasis:

PSPA 600 Scope and Dynamics of Public Administration 3
PSPA 605 Organization Theory and Behavior 3
PSPA 609 Human Resources Management in Public Service Organizations 3
PSPA 630 Local and Metropolitan Government 3
PSPA 631 Urban Planning and Zoning 3

Substantive Nonprofit Management Emphasis:

PSPA 600 Scope and Dynamics of Public Administration 3
PSPA 605 Organization Theory and Behavior 3
PSPA 612 Information Technology and Management in Public Service       
Organizations
3
PSPA 624 Resources Management for Nonprofit Organizations 3
PSPA 656 Management of Nonprofit Agencies 3

Substantive Fiscal Management Emphasis: 

PSPA 600 Scope and Dynamic of Public Administration 3
PSPA 610 Public Budgeting and Financial Management 3
PSPA 611 Public Revenue Analysis and Financial Management
3
PSPA 653 Intermediate Public and Nonprofit Financial Management           3
PSPA 664 Politics of Public Budgeting 3

Substantive Strategic Management & Leadership Emphasis 

PSPA 600 Scope and Dynamic of Public Administration 3
PSPA 609 Human Resources Management in Public Service Organizations 3
PSPA 610 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
3
PSPA 650 Leadership in Public Sector Organization       3
PSPA 660 Ethics in Public Administration 3