Graduate Certificate in Public Management

Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
101 Middlebush Hall

The graduate certificate in public management encompasses administrative skills for ethical, effective leadership and management roles in the public service. Students completing this graduate certificate will be well positioned to begin or advance a public service career with many expecting to pursue management careers in state and local governments.


Students do not need to be enrolled in a graduate degree program at MU to participate.

Plan of Study

Students must complete 12 credit hours to receive the certificate.

Required Public Management Certificate Courses

The first two courses are required along with one of the remaining two:

PUB_AF 8510Public Budgeting and Taxation3
PUB_AF 8520Human Resources Management and Development in Public and Nonprofit Sector3
PUB_AF 8530Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations: People, Information and Money3
PUB_AF 8540Local Government Management3

Elective Course

The fourth course is an elective chosen in consultation with the certificate coordinator from among the courses offered by the Truman School or by another graduate unit at MU.

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