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Certificate in Public Management

The Certificate in Public Management offers you additional skill in public management in 15 credit hours. If you are a professional in a public or private sector agency and are interested in taking on a managerial role, our certificate will help.

The program can be completed in one year, but like all SPEA programs, the curriculum is challenging. The upside is that your hard work will prepare you for a better, more satisfying career.

Learn more about the online student experience.


The Certificate in Public Management is a 15 credit-hour program. Three required courses (9 credit hours total) and two electives (6 credit hours) make up this certificate. For more information about these courses, read the MPA course descriptions.

Required Courses
  • Public Management (V502)
  • Public Finance and Budgeting (V560)
  • Public Human Resource Management (V561)

You will choose two additional SPEA graduate courses that meet your needs.

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