The graduate-level certificate program is a 5-course, 15 credit hour program in the IUN School of Public & Environmental Affairs. It provides a focused program of study in public management.
Certificate Requirements are as follows:
Certificate Courses (15)
V502 (3) Public Management
V560 (3) Public Finance and Budgeting
Course 3 and Course 4 (6): Students choose two classes from the following:
- J666 Criminal Justice Policy & Evaluation
- J501 Evolution of Criminological Thought and Policy
- V566 Executive Leadership
- V602 Strategic Management
- V545 The U.S. Health Care System
- V546 Health Services Utilization
- V559 Priniples and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship
Elective (3): Students choose one class from the list of electives (see above) Note: Students need only 7 more classes to receive an MPA
Program Special Features:
The program is flexible enough to adapt to the needs of pre-career or in-service students and to individuals with varying degrees of experience in such fields as human resource administration, criminal justice, health, public or non-profit management. Students may also participate in a public affairs internship through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
The extensive practitioner experience combined with the academic credentials of the SPEA faculty provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their understanding of public affairs.
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A few frequently asked questions:
Does the program meet the needs of part-time students? Yes, the program and scheduling of courses is designed to meet the needs of part-time as well as full-time students. All required courses are offered in the evenings or on weekends, to accommodate the needs of in-service students. Will I have the opportunity to relate classroom instruction to real-world problems? Absolutely, the faculty has real-world professional experience, and that experience is recognized in the quality of classroom instruction. Also, the internships offered by the division are outstanding, with opportunities available for graduate-level internships in all areas of concentration.
If you can see yourself earning a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University, enroll today.
For Admission, contact: Dawn Samson
Master in Public Affairs: 219-981-5668
Or apply in person: Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 2101