Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Local Government Management Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The objectives of the certificate program are: (1) Help working professionals upgrade their knowledge of local government and theory. (2) Empower graduates of the program to succeed as effective and ethical leaders in local government administration. (3) Enhance the analytical and management capabilities of local government professionals.

Admissions Requirements

The certificate program in Local Government Management can be pursued concurrently with other graduate programs at the university. Applicants must satisfy admission requirements of the Graduate School and receive a favorable endorsement from the public administration faculty. Admission will be based on:

  1. Applicable test scores: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), or Miller Analogy Test (MAT); Applicants for the MPA degree or certificate programs may be eligible for a waiver of the standardized entrance exam (GRE, GMAT or MAT).To learn more about the waiver policy please go to:
  2. Undergraduate grade point average;
  3. Previous education and/or experience demonstrated via a resumé and two letters of reference;
  4. Ability to articulate career goals and education objectives via a personal statement.

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Program Requirements

Successful completion of 15 hours of graduate credit. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0.


No more than twelve credit hours of this certificate program may be applied toward the completion of the MPA degree.

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