Public Administration & Policy Certificate of Advanced Study in Planning and Policy Analysis

Admissions to this program have been suspended effective February 2020. 

The Certificate of Advanced Study in planning and policy analysis is an interdisciplinary program designed to assist persons to work in various agencies and organizations at the national, state, and local levels by improving their skills to conduct planning, analysis, and evaluation of programs, projects, and the functioning of organizations. This program is a supplemental degree that is only available to students pursuing the Public Administration and Policy PhD. 

The program combines disciplinary/substantive knowledge and technical skills to provide the training essential to conduct planning, and policy analysis activities in a given policy area.

The certificate requires 48 credits, to be distributed over four areas, and an internship:

  1. A substantive/disciplinary area (15 credits);
  2. Supporting courses (6 credits);
  3. Basic skills in introduction to management science, statistics, and computer applications (9 credits);
  4. Technical skills in research design and methods, advanced statistics, process of planning, program evaluation, and systems analysis (18 credits);
  5. Internship in an appropriate agency (3 credits).

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.