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Public Management, Graduate Certificate - IU Indianapolis

Deepen your expertise in the planning, organization, and oversight of public organizations and government agencies with IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Public Management (IU Indianapolis). Move up in your career with a program designed for working professionals.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 15

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $476.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1274.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

As a student in the program, you’ll take core courses on such topics as public management, policy, leadership, finance and budgeting, dispute resolution, and human resource management.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have a bachelor's degree.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement 

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Management prepares you for such careers as:

  • Community service manager 
  • Public relations specialist
  • Civil service administrator 
  • Local government officer 
  • City manager 
  • Urban planner 
  • Public housing specialist 
  • Project manager 

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Management, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Public management core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Elective course (3 credit hours) 

NOTE: You must apply to the graduate certificate program as a degree-seeking student. Applications from non-degree students are not accepted.

If you choose to pursue the IU Online Master of Public Affairs, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Core Classes for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management, IU Indianapolis
Course Number Course Name Credits
SPEA-V 502 Public Management 3 Credits
SPEA-V 512 Public Policy Process 3 Credits
SPEA-V 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 3 Credits
SPEA-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting 3 Credits
SPEA-V 561 Public Human Resource Management 3 Credits
SPEA-V 566 Executive Leadership 3 Credits
SPEA-V 652 Managing Work Force Diversity in Public Organizations 3 Credits
Electives for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management, IU Indianapolis
Course Number Course Name Credits
SPEA-V 511 Collaborative Governance 3 Credits
SPEA-V 513 Managing Change and Organizational Development 3 Credits

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