Certificate In Public Management
The Certificate in Public Management (CPM) is a postbaccalaureate program designed to enable practitioners in government and non-profit organizations to acquire knowledge and skills in public administration without pursuing a full master’s degree. This is an ideal academic program for individuals working in mid-level jobs who have not previously received professional training in public administration. While the focus is on the public sector, the courses teach leadership and problem solving skills that apply to the non-profit sector as well.
The CPM requires a total of 12 hours of graduate credits. The courses are the same as those offered to MPA students. The courses must be completed within four years of admission into the program. The program does not require a comprehensive examination, area of concentration, or a capstone research requirement.
A bachelors is required for admission. Application packages should be received by the program office one month prior to the semester you wish to begin. Students may begin the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.
Required courses - 12 hours total
|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|
Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 for completion of the certificate program.