Northern Arizona University

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Public Management Certificate


PO Box 4084

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public Management Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

To earn this certificate, you must complete 12 hours of course work. This program may be completed entirely online. Requirements You must take one course in each of the following four blocks: Core courses—3 units POS 541—Public Management POS 543—Public Organizations Skills courses—3 units POS 642—Human Resources Admin POS 644—Government Budgeting Problem solving and professional experience—3 units POS 581—Current Issues in Administration Topics courses may be taken twice with different topics POS 608—Fieldwork Experience POS 697—Independent Study (must be approved by advisor) Specialty area—3 units 500- or 600-level political science course, selected with advisor approval, and not used to meet some other requirement You may choose to take both POS 541 and 543, and use one to satisfy the core requirement, and the other to satisfy the specialty area. Both POS 541 and 543 may be applied to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Neither POS 541 nor 543 may be applied to the Master of Arts in Political Science or the PhD programs of study. With advisor approval, students may replace 541 or 543 in their certificate program with POS 641 or 643, respectively; these courses are not offered on the web.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for international applicant requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 15

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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