Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management

The Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management to mayors, managers, department heads, supervisors and other local government professionals. To fit a working professional's schedule, both online and evening, on-campus options are available for all classes. The certificate requires 15 graduate credit hours and is part of the fully-accredited Master of Public Administration program. Taught by faculty with substantial real-world experience, students may certify within a 17-month (5 semester) timeframe. The application deadline is July 1, with cohorts beginning each fall.

This Graduate Certificate offers new opportunity for municipal professionals seeking advanced education and career advancement. 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.