Department of Public Policy & Administration
Certificates

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Certificate in Public Administration
The certificate in administration is designed for persons who desire to enhance their management and supervisory skills. To earn the certificate, students must complete the 18-semester hour administrative core (PPA 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, and 505) with a minimum grade of "B" in each course. Those interested in the certificate option must follow and meet the same admissions criteria as master's degree students. Degree students in the MPA General Concentration may also apply for the certificate after completing the stated requirements.

Certificate in Human Resource Management
The certificate in human resource management is designed for graduate students who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in the area of human resources. Students may earn the certificate by completing each of the following human resources management courses with a minimum grade of B in each: PPA 504, 550, 551, 552, 553, and 554. Degree students in the MPA Human Resource Management concentration may also apply for the certificate after completing the stated requirements.

Certificate in Nonprofit Administration
The certificate in nonprofit administration is designed for those who desire to enhance their management and supervisory skills within the context of a nonprofit organization. To earn the certificate, students must complete the 12-semester-hour nonprofit administrative core (PPA 530, 531, 533, and 534) and six semester hours of nonprofit administration electives with a minimum grade of "B" in each course. Degree students in the MPA Nonprofit Management concentration also may apply for the certificate after completing the stated requirements.

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