Tuition per credit hour
Online mode of study: $447 for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Blended mode of study: cost varies. See details and other costs
No application fee. Apply for fall, spring, or summer term. View application process & deadlines
Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques to respond to the managerial and leadership challenges in the nonprofit and public sectors.
You’ll have the opportunity to attend, participate in, and contribute to the Muskie School’s expanding public outreach activities.
Participate in research that’s meaningful to you. The Muskie School of Public Service is nationally recognized for applying the university’s analysis and research resources to critical issues in the fields of health policy, child and family well-being, disability and aging, public sector management and innovation, and more.
Nearly half of our faculty hold joint teaching and research appointments. They are actively engaged in rigorous inquiry about the complex challenges of democratic governance in our diverse communities, states, and nation.
Future degree planning
Interested in earning your Master’s degree in Policy, Planning, and Management in the future? The credits you earn through this certificate program can be applied to our MPPM. Some restrictions may apply.
Prepare for a wide range of career opportunities. Gain the skills to lead and manage in public governance and nonprofit organizations, participate in and contribute to the policy process, analyze and develop public policy, and communicate and interact effectively with a diverse and changing citizenry.
Admission information: Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management
We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them continuously.
|Application deadline||Fall term start||Spring term start||Summer term start|
|Final||August 1||December 15||April 15|