Public Policy Analysis, Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis seeks to provide students in a variety of graduate programs with the tools necessary to analyze and to shape public policy at the local, state, and national levels. Students have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the political and legal processes of policymaking, develop skills central to conducting research on policy questions, and learn techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of competing policies.
Students in the program are monitored for academic progress. Those students whose GPA falls below a 3.000 are notified by and meet with the director of academic programs. They are counseled that if their GPA does not rise to a 3.000 or higher, they run the risk of not graduating and are advised on strategies for improvement.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
|LPSC 6313||Economic Analysis for Law, Policy, and Planning||3|
|or PPUA 6502||Economic Institutions and Analysis|
|LPSC 7311||Strategizing Public Policy||3|
|or PPUA 6506||Techniques of Policy Analysis|
|Methodology and Evaluation|
|LPSC 7305||Research and Statistical Methods||3|
|or POLS 7202||Quantitative Techniques|
|PPUA 6509||Techniques of Program Evaluation||3|
|or PPUA 6205||Research Design and Methodology in Urban and Regional Policy|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required