Policy, Planning, and Management
Certificate of Graduate Study in Policy Analysis
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Policy Analysis is designed for social service professionals, children's advocates, teachers, justice system personnel, union and community organizers, policy analysts, policy makers, political activists, planners, and others seeking a better understanding of the intersections between economics, social justice theory, and social policy analysis.
This certificate is a stand-alone credential, or the 12 credits may be transferred into the Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management degree program.
Students select four courses (12 credits) including two required courses and two electives from the following list of approved courses. Other courses may be approved upon request.
If students have not previously completed an introductory-level microeconomics course (or equivalent), at the undergraduate or graduate level, they will be required to complete an undergraduate microeconomics course or PPM 611 Economics for Policy, Planning, and Management as part of the certificate.
Required Courses (6 credits)
Select two additional course (6 credits) from the following:
- PPM 611 Economics for Policy, Planning, and Management
- PPM 621 Theories of Justice and Public Policy
- PPM 665 Transportation Planning and Policy
- PPM 667 Housing Planning and Policy
- PPM 672 Food Policy and Planning
- PPM 683 Environmental Law and Policy
- MPH 660 Health Policy (prerequisite MPH 525 American Health Systems or permission of instructor.)
Other courses may be approved upon request.