• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    15
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $600.97
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1196.94

Public Management - IU Bloomington

Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Management is designed for working professionals in a public or private-sector agency that are interested in taking on a managerial role.

As a student in the program, you take courses in public management, public finance and budgeting, and public human resource management.

The program can be completed in one year, but like all programs offered through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the curriculum is challenging. The upside is that your hard work will prepare you for a better, more satisfying career.

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 

Certificate Requirements

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

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Public management core course (9 credit hours) 
  • SPEA elective courses (6 credit hours) 

NOTE: 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. 

Courses

Core
  • SPEA-F 560Public Finance and Budgeting 3 Credits
  • SPEA-M 561Public Human Resource Management3 Credits
  • SPEA-V 502Public Management 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $600.97
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1802.91
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1196.94
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3590.82
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.