Academic Catalog

Public Administration and Urban Studies Certificate

Requirements

The certificates will require the successful completion of 15 graduate credits of defined coursework in a single content or issue area within either public administration or urban affairs. Upon completion of the coursework a certificate will be issued.

Admission

To participate in the certificate program an applicant first must satisfy the requirements for entrance into the Graduate School, or have a bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of five years experience in a professional, administrative, or leadership position. Only applicants for admission as non-degree graduate students within the department or students who are fully admitted to other graduate programs of the University and meet the experiential requirements are eligible for the certificates. Students admitted to the graduate programs of the department are not eligible for the certificate programs. Should a student wish to pursue additional coursework, the student must seek formal admission to either the MA in Urban Studies or MPA program. Participation in the certificate program in no way promotes or assures admission to graduate programs of the department, nor does it alter the requirements for admission to those degree programs. Subject to the Graduate School’s time limitation rule for degree completion, once a student has been admitted to a degree program, courses taken as part of a certificate program may be transferred into either of the department’s master’s programs.

Program

There are six variations of the Certificate Program in Public Administration and Urban Studies; a certificate in Public Management, a certificate in Non-profit Management, a certificate in Local and Regional Development Administration, a certificate in Policy Analysis, a certificate in Program Evaluation, and a certificate in Urban Affairs. Each certificate requires the successful completion of 15 credit hours of required and elective coursework offered by the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies, as specified below.

Public Management

  • 3980:516 Personnel Management in the Public Sector (3 credits)
  • 3980:517 Leadership and Decision-Making (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:518 Citizen Participation (3 credits)
  • 3980:526 Grantsmanship (3 credits)
  • 3980:611 Introduction to the Profession of Public Administration (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:615 Public Organization Theory (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:660 Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • 3980:680 Select Topics in Urban Studies (3 credits)

Non-profit Management

  • 3980:517 Leadership and Decision-Making (3 credits)
  • 3980:519 Community Organizing (3 credits)
  • 3980:526 Grantsmanship (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:562 Fundraising & Resource Management (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:563 Non-Profit Management (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:660 Strategic Management (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:680 Select Topics in Urban Studies (3 credits)

Local and Regional Development

  • 3980:512 National Urban Policy(3 credits)
  • 3980:602 History of Urban Development (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:641 Urban Economic Growth & Development (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:650 Comparative Urban Systems (3 credits)
  • 3980:661 Public Project Design & Management (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:681 Select Topics in Urban Studies (1-3 credits)

Policy Analysis

  • 3980:543 Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)
  • 3980:573 Computer Applications in Public Organizations (3 credits)
  • 3980:600 Basic Quantitative Research (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:601 Advanced Research & Statistical Methods (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:640 Fiscal Analysis (3 credits)
  • 3980:674 Analytic Techniques for Public Administrators (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:680 Select Topics in Urban Studies (3 credits)

Program Evaluation

  • 3980:573 Computer Applications in Public Organizations (3 credits)
  • 3980:600 Basic Quantitative Research (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:601 Advanced Research & Statistical Methods (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:640 Fiscal Analysis (3 credits)
  • 3980:671 Program Evaluation in Urban Studies (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:674 Analytic Techniques for Public Administrators (3 credits)
  • 3980:680 Select Topics in Urban Studies (3 credits)

Urban Affairs

  • 3980:512 National Urban Policy (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:518 Citizen Participation (3 credits)
  • 3980:519 Community Organizing (3 credits)
  • 3980:602 History of Urban Development (required) (3 credits)
  • 3980:621 Urban Society & Service Systems (3 credits)
  • 3980:650 Comparative Urban Systems (3 credits)
  • 3980:680 Select Topics in Urban Studies (3 credits)