Officially approved as:
Stand Alone: Yes
Total Credit Hours: 12
Certificate description: The public policy specialization offers students a strong foundation in the skills necessary to work effectively in the policy environment. Students in the public policy specialization learn theories of the policy process, quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze policy, and program evaluation. Students also have the opportunity to gain expertise in specific policy areas including education policy, environmental policy, health policy, social policy, and regional development policy.
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)