Public Management - Certificate

The Department of Public Service and Administration offers a Public Management Certificate.

Students must complete 12 credit hours (4 courses) of Bush School online and/or in-residence courses with an overall grade point of 3.0 or higher. All Graduate Certificate in Public Management students must complete the required courses PSAA 623 Budgeting in Public Service and PSAA 634 Public Management. In addition, students must complete two Graduate Certificate in Public Management elective courses. 

The last semester the student completes coursework, the student is required to complete the Bush School’s certificate completion form and the university required online degree audit.  The student must meet all university requirements, and the student must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to be awarded the graduate certificate.  The certificate will be noted on the student’s transcript.

Courses approved for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management include:

Required Courses
PSAA 623Budgeting in Public Service3
PSAA 634Public Management3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
Tools of Leadership in Public Service Organizations
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Environmental Policy and Management
Cyber Security for Managers
Comparative Public Administration and Management
Governance and Institutional Reform: A Comparative Perspective
Managing Workplace Diversity in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Urban Policy and Management
Urban Sustainability Policies and Management
Contract Management
Program Evaluation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Grant and Project Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Decision Making in Government and Public Service
Organization Theory for the Public Sector
Ethics and Public Policy
Management and Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
Accountability in Public Service
Performance Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Human Resources Management in Government and Public Service
Public Information Systems Management
Total Semester Credit Hours12

Coursework Outside the Bush School: The Graduate Certificate in Public Management Director may approve up to one related course from outside of the Bush School to count toward curriculum requirements.  Any transfer credit must follow all university rules.  The course must match the Public Management curriculum; must be no older than five years; must be transferred from an accredited institution; and, the student must have earned a B or better in the transfer course.  No more than three credit hours of coursework outside the Bush School may be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Public Management.