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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Public Management, Graduate Certificate


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Graduate Certificate in Public Management

Department of Public Policy
Dr. Brian L. Fife, Director of Graduate Studies
fifeb@ipfw.edu             www.ipfw.edu/public-policy           
Neff Hall 260


The Certificate in Public Management program is a 15 credit hour program of study in public management that is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of pre-career and in-service individuals. Career employees of public and private sector agencies seeking courses in public management, and especially those changing from professional or technical roles to managerial roles, may find the certificate program beneficial.

Application and Admission

Regular admission to the Certificate in Public Management program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Any major is acceptable. The application must include official transcripts of all college and university work, one reference from an individual familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional abilities or potential, and a nonrefundable university application fee.

Provisional admission may be granted if students are nearing completion of an undergraduate degree.

Program Restrictions

  • Students enrolled in a certificate program must complete it within 15 credit hours of approved public policy course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or better. Failure to do so results in automatic dismissal from the certificate program.

  • Students who have completed more than three public policy courses are not eligible for admission to the certificate program.

  • Transfer credit, course substitutions, or course waivers are not accepted for meeting the Certificate in Public Management requirements.

  • Students admitted to a public policy graduate degree program are not eligible for admission to the certificate program or eligible for the awarding of a certificate.

  • Admission to, or successful completion of, a certificate program does not guarantee subsequent admission to any public policy graduate degree program.

  • Students enrolled in the certificate program, and who apply to the M.P.M. program, must meet all M.P.M. admission requirements.

  • Students planning to request admission to a public policy graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program should follow the regular application procedure outlined for the degree program.

  • Regular application procedure outlined for the degree program.

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)


Electives (6 credits)


Two additional PPOL graduate public affairs courses approved by the director of graduate studies.

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