Public Policy and Administration, Graduate Certificate


To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses:

Course Title
MPPA 401-DL/401-0Research Methods
MPPA 407-DL/407-0Scope and Theory of Public Policy
Any two courses
Fundamentals of Public Administration
Microeconomics for Public Policy Administration
Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Public Organization Theory & Management
The Legislative Process
Foundations of the Nonprofit/NGO Sector
Public Human Resources
Ethics and Leadership
The Strategic Policy Environment
Disaster Management and Theory
Administrative Law
Behavioral Economics
Intergovernmental Relations
Regulatory Policy
Environmental and Climate Policy
International Institutions
Global Economic Policy
Special Topics in Public Policy

In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Students wishing to transfer the courses into the MPPA program should focus the two elective classes in an area that corresponds to the MPPA specializations of Global PolicyPublic Administration, or Public Policy.