Graduate Certificate in Global Public Affairs

NOTE: The Truman School is temporarily not accepting applications for the certificate program in Global Public Affairs.


The graduate certificate in Global Public Affairs includes 12 credit hours of course work plus an international public affairs experience. The required course provides students with the comparative institutional and economic foundations to understand the complexities of governance and policy making internationally. The three elective courses, selected in consultation with the director of the Global Public Affairs certificate, allow students to delve deeply into specific realms of global policy or governance. The international experience component can be satisfied through an approved public affairs related internship or study abroad course. Students with substantial international public affairs experience prior to entering the certificate program should consult with the certificate director. International students automatically satisfy this experiential requirement through their study in the U.S.

Required Course3
Comparative and Global Governance (course in development)
Take three of the following:9
Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context
Policies and Institutions of the European Union
International Comparative Rural Policy
Global Intensive Public Affairs topics course(s)
Approved courses outside of Public Affairs
Total Credits12


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