The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers the Local Government Management Certificate for mayors, managers, department heads, supervisors and other local government professionals.
The Graduate Certificate offers new opportunity for municipal professionals seeking
advanced education and career advancement.
PRACTICAL DESIGN. Coursework includes 15 graduate credit hours, all offered in the evening to fit
a working professional's schedule. Students may certify within a 17-month (5 semester)
timeframe by attending class one night a week for the majority of courses.
Application deadline is December 1, with cohorts beginning classes each spring. Sample
course plan (Subject to Change):
FALL SEMESTER I: Issues in Urban Administration (PADM 6221)
SUMMER SEMESTER I: Public and Nonprofit Contract Management (PADM 7603)
SPRING SEMESTER I: Public Human Resources Admin (PADM 7605)
SPRING SEMESTER II: Public Budgeting and Finance (PADM 7602) OR Issues in Public Policy & Mgmt (PADM 7663)
PRE-SUMMER SESSION (May - 3 Weeks): Seminar in Urban Problems (PADM 7224)
RECOGNIZED. Courses are part of the fully-accredited Master of Public Administration program,
and taught by faculty with substantial real-world experience.
CAREER IMPACT. Professionals with the certificate have an opportunity to distinguish themselves
as administrators with the knowledge and skills to succeed as effective and ethical
leaders in local government.
Dr. Sharon Wrobel
122 McCord Hall