Public Management

Graduate Certificate in Public Management

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes do I have to take? You will take a total of 36-39 credits hours or 12-13 courses.

What kinds of classes will I have to take? You will take class in the following  areas:

  • Track: Public Management and Policy: Administrative law, Human Resources, Administrative Ethics, Financial Management, Program Evaluation, Executive Leadership, Public Management, Organizational Behavior, Management Economics and Statistics

How many students will be in my classes? In most cases you will have 15-25 students in each class.

What are faculty qualifications? Ninety-eight percent hold a Ph.D. and the remaining two percent hold J.D. or are adjunct faculty who are specialized professionals.

Can I do an internship with this program? Yes you can participate in practicum in public affairs.

Can I study abroad with this degree? No

Will you help me find a job when I graduate? We have a career office that can help you look for a job in addition to other avenues that you may explore.

Are there student organizations for this degree? There are several student organizations on campus.

How can I get in touch with my professor? By telephone, email or office visit.

Do I get an advisor to help me schedule classes? There is the Director of Graduate Programs who could help you plan your studies in PAHM.

What kind of job can I get with this degree?  Graduates may be employable in various organizations including the following:

  • Public Service - State, County, and Local
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Health Care Organizations

In addition, students completing the certificate may be qualified to consider further graduate education such as law school or completing a Ph.D.