Dec 08, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public, Nonprofit and Community Leadership Graduate Certificate


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Introduction

The Center for NEW DIRECTIONS in Politics and Public Policy offers a formally transcripted graduate certificate in Public, Nonprofit, and Community Leadership to meet the needs of individuals in formal public and nonprofit positions that require development of their leadership competencies and for individuals in informal community leadership positions who want to build their knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. The certificate is open to nondegree seeking students (with or without an undergraduate degree) as well as students formally admitted to the MA in Political Science and to upper division undergraduates seeking to get a head start on their graduate studies.

This certificate will help human resources directors in local governments and nonprofit organizations who are seeking additional leadership development for the department heads and other individuals they want to groom for succession to leadership. The certificate can also serve as a re-entry point for individuals who have been away from higher education for some time and who are fearful of leaping into a Master’s degree program when their study skills may have faded. 

Students who successfully complete the certificate program will be allowed to transfer in the credits received in the certificate program to complete the Master’s Degree in Political Science with emphasis in Politics and Public Policy offered through the Center for NEW DIRECTIONS in Politics and Public Policy in the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado Denver.  Transfer of credits would follow completion of the formal application for admission and follow the established review for acceptance of transfer credits.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Individuals who are not currently admitted students seeking the graduate Public, Nonprofit, and Community Leadership Certificate should use the “quick admit” feature online or the extended studies admissions form previously developed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Students requesting admission to the MA in Political Science program will need to complete the application for admissions (undergraduate or graduate, respectively) and be formally admitted by the department (and Graduate School for prospective graduate students) prior to requesting transfer of their certificate credits for their degree program.
  • Currently admitted upper division undergraduates should schedule certificate advising appointments with the NEW DIRECTIONS office to register their intent to pursue the Public, Nonprofit, and Community Leadership Certificate. Then they may register for classes as usual.
  • Similarly, currently admitted MA students should schedule certificate advising appointments with the NEW DIRECTIONS office to register their intent to pursue the Public, Nonprofit, and Community Leadership Certificate. Then they may register for classes as usual. 

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements


  1. 9 credit hours must be successfully completed with a grade of B- or better. 
  2. Students who successfully complete the certificate program will be allowed to transfer in the credits received in the certificate program to complete the Master’s Degree in Political Science with emphasis in Politics and Public Policy offered through the Center for NEW DIRECTIONS in Politics and Public Policy in the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado Denver. Transfer of credits would follow completion of the formal application for admission and follow the established review for acceptance of transfer credits.
  3. Prospective students for programs other than the MA in Political Science with emphasis in Politics and Public Policy should verify with their proposed graduate program to determine the number of credit hours that may be accepted for transfer credit for other MA degrees.

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