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Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Policy

The Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration offers an Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Policy. The program enables working professionals to enhance their skills in the areas of policy analysis and public management.

Admission is open to any applicant who has completed a masters degree at an accredited institution.  Advanced Certificate applicants enroll as Non-Degree Graduate Students thru the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Advanced Certificate students may choose courses from five areas of Public Administration and Policy.  Students are required to take four courses, a total of twelve credit hours, to complete the certificate program.

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving (PADM 730 - 3 credits)
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (PADM 734 - 3 credits)
Conflict Mediation and Arbitration (PADM 738 - 3 credits)
Managing Development and Change in Public Organizations (PADM 745 - 3 credits)

Human Resource Management

Administrative Theory I: The Context of Public Administration (PADM 651 -3 credits)
Managing Development and Change in Public Organizations (PADM 745 - 3 credits)
Public Personnel Administration (PADM 720 - 3 credits)
Advanced Topics in Public Personnel Administration (PADM 795 - 3 credits)

Public Policy

Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation (PADM 701 - 3 credits)
Research Methods for Public Administration (PADM 753 - 3 credits)
Methods of Program Evaluation (PADM 704 - 3 credits)
Urban Law and Public Policy (PADM 705 - 3 credits)

Public Budgeting and Finance

Public Budgeting Systems and Financial Management (PADM 671 - 3 credit hours)
Intergovernmental Management (PADM 781 - 3 credit hours)
Urban Economics (ECON 545 - 3 credit hours)
Elective (Advisor Approval - 3 credit hours)

General Public Sector Management

Administrative Theory I: The Context of Public Administration (PADM 651 - 3 credits)
Administrative Theory II: The Practice of Public Administration (PADM 652 - 3 credits)
Theories of Public Organization (PADM 655 - 3 credits)
Legal and Ethical Foundations of Public Administration (PADM 733 - 3 credits)

ANY ALTERATION IN COURSE SELECTION REQUIRES PRIOR FACULTY ADVISOR APPROVAL