Public management

Graduate certificate University of Missouri-Columbia
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Graduate certificate

An online graduate certificate in public management from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) 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.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in public management


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Arts & Science | Truman School of Government and Public Affairs

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

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Career prospects

This curriculum is valuable for careers in

  • Local, state or federal agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
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Median salary

Program structure

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

Courses are eight 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 includes

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


100% online

Calendar system

8 weeks

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

Part time


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Many of the certificate courses draw from our NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) accredited MPA curriculum.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs