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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.
Official nameGraduate certificate in public management
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeHarry S. Truman School of Government and Public Affairs
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
This curriculum is valuable for careers in
- Local, state or federal agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
Delivery of this program is 100 percent 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
Calendar system8 weeks
Typical program length2 years
Typical course loadPart 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.