Certificate in Public Policy & Administration

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Planning on going to grad school? The Public Policy & Administration Certificate will help you prepare. In the program, you’ll study American government, statistics, technical communication and economics. You’ll gain an understanding of the institutional, political, legal and economic processes of the United States. You’ll also learn about the public policies of the U.S., how they are created and how they are carried out.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Public Policy and Administration Certificate, Undergraduate

The Certificate in Policy Administration is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a graduate level education in an applied field. Completion of the 44 credit certificate provides a sharply focused view of policy implementation and application within the American system of government. In addition, the certificate provides students the opportunity to receive advanced placement standing within EWU’s Master’s Program in Public Administration. Students who complete the certificate will be required to take 36 credits of MPA core courses instead of the normally required 40 and will be required to complete 10 elective credits, rather than the usually required 20.

All required courses for the certificate must be completed at EWU, transfer credits will not be accepted for certificate completion. Completion of this certificate will also satisfy the minor requirement for students completing majors where a minor is required. These credits are required to qualify for the Advanced Standing MPA Program.

Grade Requirements

  • Acceptance to the certificate program requires that the student have a cumulative GPA ≥3.0 in all courses at EWU and the approval of the certificate coordinator.
  • All courses within the certificate must have a minimum cumulative GPA ≥3.3.
  • In no course required for the certificate can the student receive a grade <B.
Political Science Requirements
POLI 330FEDERALISM, STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS5
POLI 332THE U.S. PRESIDENCY5
POLI 333PUBLIC MANAGEMENT5
Statistics Requirements–meets MPA statistics background requirement.
CSBS 320STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
English Requirement
TCOM 205INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION5
Economics Requirement
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 450PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY5
Choose one of the following5
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
HEALTH ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY
URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS
Exit Synthesis Requirement
PADM 507PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS5
Total Credits45

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