Our 15- or 18-credit-hour graduate certificates enhance your undergraduate studies and life experiences with an in-depth exploration of a certain area. You can complete most of our certificate programs online, in-person, or a combination of the two.
Certificates are a great way to acquire a graduate-level credential without committing to a full graduate degree program. Students also choose certificates when they find themselves in a job that requires knowledge of an area they haven’t previously studied.
Students planning to request admission to a SPEA graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program cannot apply to an MPA of the same concentration as the certificate. Current MPA students can enhance their degree by getting a certificate in an area of study that is different from their concentration.