Lead organizations to new levels of effectiveness

Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 12
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission; Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
  • Estimated program cost: $5,319.96*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the certificate you deserve

An online graduate certificate in public management from MU will help you hone your administrative and managerial skills. If you want to lead policy change and promote transparency and fairness in public service, this may be the certificate for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives

This curriculum is valuable for careers in

  • Local, state or federal agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are nine weeks in length and may be taken in any order. It is possible to complete the certificate in one year, but it is normal for the 12 hours to take 1.5–2 years based on your full-time employment or other demands.

Course work covers

  • Budgeting and finances
  • Human resources
  • Local government
  • Strategic management

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs.