Policy, Planning, and Management

Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management is designed to provide traditional students, working professionals, and volunteers with cutting edge knowledge, skills and techniques to respond to the managerial and leadership challenges in nonprofit and public sectors.

The 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.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Select two additional courses (6 credits) from the following: 

Other courses may be approved upon request. 

Visit USM Graduate Admissions for information on the graduate certificate program application process.