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Flexibility to Succeed

Flexibility to Succeed

Graduate certificate programs require four classes (12 credits) focused within a specific field. Whether you are seeking to expand your knowledge base without committing to a masters degree program or hoping to use the certificate as a way to launch into an MPA or MPP, the certificate gives you flexibility to pick the path most beneficial to you.

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Reputation Matters

In the most recent U.S. News and World Reports ranking of graduate programs, the Trachtenberg School is ranked #14 nationwide for public affairs schools and in the top 10 for both public policy analysis and public management and leadership. Your graduate certificate puts you in these highly-regarded courses.

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Preparation for What's Next

Whether you want to lead a nonprofit, develop state or federal agency budgets, gets your hands dirty in a national park, or apply your knowledge to a government contract, a graduate certificate from the Trachtenberg School will indicate your specialized knowledge in the field and sector of your choice.



CCAS Graduate Virtual Open House



Graduate Virtual Open House: Oct. 19 - 23

Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Graduate Virtual Open House! This unique five-day event includes program-specific information sessions, as well as chats and webinars with faculty, current graduate students and admissions staff.

We are hosting a Trachtenberg School Application Workshop for prospective graduate students on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. EDT.

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Graduate Certificate Options within the Trachtenberg School