Program Requirements

Completion requirements

Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 for completion of the certificate program.

Required courses - 18 hours total

Required Core - 12 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PLS 752 Public Personnel Management 3 hrs
PLS 753 Management Techniques and Organizational Behavior 3 hrs
PLS 756 Budgeting and Financial Management for State and Local Government 3 hrs
PLS 771 Seminar in Public Administration 3 hrs
Elective Methodology Courses: (Choose 1) - 3 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PLS 673 Policy Analysis 3 hrs
PLS 676 Quantitative Methods of Political Science and Public Policy 3 hrs
PLS 762 Public Policy and Program Evaluation 3 hrs
Concentration Subfields (Choose 1) - 3 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PLS 754 Seminar in Health Policy 3 hrs
PLS 685 Public Policy for a Global Environment 3 hrs
PLS 759 Seminar in Administrative Management and Organizational Theory 3 hrs
PLS 760 Management of Intergovernmental Relations 3 hrs
PLN 671 Land Use Planning 3 hrs
PLN 704 Community Resource Planning 3 hrs

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If you decide to pursue the Master in Public Administration degree, all your CPM credits may be applied to the MPA. Learn more.