Public Administration & Policy Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and Leadership


This Certificate of Graduate Study requires 5 courses.  Three of the 5 courses must be taken in addition to courses counted toward a degree program in which the student is concurrently or previously enrolled.  At least 2 courses must be taken in Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.  In addition to the 2 required Rockefeller College classes, students are encouraged to take at least one course in the School of Social Welfare.  However, given the multidisciplinary perspectives to which students at Rockefeller College are exposed, it is possible to complete the certificate with all courses taken at Rockefeller College.

Core Courses:

  1. Choose one of the following: Pad 613 Issues in Not-For-Profit Management or Ssw 790 Human Service Organizations within a Changing Environment
  2. Choose one of the following: Pad 614 Managerial Leadership in the Public Service , Pad 506 Introduction to Public Management, Ssw 791 Managing Systems in Human Service Organizations, Ssw 792 Community Building, or Isp 614 Administration of Information Agencies
  3. Choose three courses from the following areas:

    Managing Organizations
    Pad 524, Pad 607, Pad 610,  Pad 615, Pad 616, Pad 633, Pad 636, Ssw 627, Ssw 628

    Information Management
    Isp 523, Isp 546

    Financial Management
    Pad 501, Pad 631, Pad 640, Pad 646

    Public Policy Electives
    Pad 604/Pos 604/Wss 604, Pad 612, Pad 675, Ssw 600

    General Electives
    Pad 511, Pad 512, Pad 521, Pad 626, Ssw 665, Ssw 705, Ssw 795