Officially approved as:
Stand Alone: Yes
Total Credit Hours: 12
Certificate description: As organizations work to address contemporary policy issues, they continue to seek managers and analysts who understand the processes and implications of globalization and who are knowledgeable about cultural, political and economic diversity and linkages. This certificate focuses on acquiring an understanding of cultural differences as well as academic knowledge relevant to public affairs. Both coursework and international experience are required components. All students must complete the required course and three additional graduate-level courses related to Global Public Affairs as approved by the Director of the Global Certificate. To fulfill the requirement of experience abroad, students must demonstrate significant international experience through such activities as student exchange, coursework, internship, Peace Corps, or similar work. The Truman School of Government and Public Affairs and the University of Missouri offer such opportunities, though in some cases, this requirement can be fulfilled based on experience prior to enrolling in the Truman School or MU.
Certificate web site:
|Entrance Term||Apply by||Classes begin|
|Spring, second 8-week session||February 1||March/April|
|Fall, second 8-week session||September 1||October|
Required Application Materials
- Completed Graduate School online application
- Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
- Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)
- Statement of purpose
- Resume or CV
- Public Affairs Application (built into the Graduate School online application)