Local government is the most rapidly growing area of public sector employment across the country, providing jobs in municipalities, counties, special districts, regional authorities, and councils of government.
The Graduate Certificate in Local Government allows students to become well-versed in the forces that shape the agendas of these organizations and gain an understanding of government management and policy making.
Prospective students who wish to pursue this certificate must apply as non-degree applicants. Learn more on the School of Public Affairs admission web page.
- Courses are offered on campus, online, and in remote and hybrid formats.
- Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
- Students must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA in this program.
- This program must be completed within 7 years.
|PUAD 5503||Public Budgeting and Finance||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Local Government Management|
|Local Government Politics and Policy|
|Social Problems and Policies|
|Select two elective courses from the list below or select unlisted courses that have been approved in advance by the concentration director:||6|
|Collaboration Across Sectors|
|Strategic Management for Nonprofit and Public Managers|
|Human Resource Management|
|Managing Conflict and Change|
|Citizen Participation: Theory and Practice|
|Negotiation and Conflict Resolution|
|Public Financial Management and Policy|
|Seminar in Environmental Management|
|Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security|