Public Management Certificate
The Public Management Certificate Program develops the skills vital to success in the public sector. This wide-ranging series is suitable for professionals with diverse backgrounds and varying experience in the public arena, including state, county and local government, or those looking to work in the public sector.
To earn a certificate in Public Management, a student must successfully complete eight courses, consisting of four Public Management core and any four professional development courses taken as electives. Certificates of completion are awarded at the conclusion of each course. Upon completion of the eight courses, a Certificate in Public Management will be awarded.
Please note: Students who have started the Public Management Program under the old requirements of 10 courses will be grandfathered in under the new requirements. Please contact Shera Alberti-Annunzio, (775) 784-1676 or 1-800-233-8928, or email Shera, to learn about your current status in the program.
Students who intend to complete the Public Management certificate may obtain undergraduate or graduate credit through the Department of Political Science by registering for PSC 480 or PSC 680A Independent Study. Call Eric Herzik, Ph.D., (775) 682-7764, for credit requirements.
Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration.
View the Extended Studies Professional Development calendar for more courses and certificate programs scheduled throughout the year.
Certificate Completion Criteria
To earn a certificate, a student must successfully complete a total of eight courses, consisting of four Public Management core and any four Professional Development individual courses taken as electives. Upon completion of the eight courses, a Certificate in Public Management will be awarded.
Electives can be taken from any combination of our elective courses and any core courses from other certificate programs that may apply. Core courses may be applied to one certificate program only.
Certificate Completion Criteria (8 Courses Required)
To earn a certificate, a student must successfully complete a total of 8 courses, consisting of four Public Management core and any four professional development individual courses taken as electives.