The Public Management Certificate Program provides key training to government employees. It is designed for individuals with diverse professional experience, from technical and field-specific backgrounds to managers in administration and policymaking.
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 (800) 233-8928,or email Shera at firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn about your current status in the program.
Students who intend to complete the Public Management Certificate may earn an 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.
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.
Required Core Courses:
- Administrative Law: Understanding Policy, Rules and Decisions*
- Public Finance: How the Dollars Are Distributed
- Public Management: Goals and Practices
- Public Sector Human Resources*
*Courses marked with an asterisk have been approved or submitted for HR or business recertification credit hours toward PHR or SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and PDCs through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org or the SHRM site at www.shrm.org.
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.