Stand-Alone Certificates

Graduate certificates are an ideal choice for students who wish to specialize in a given topic area or prepare for further graduate education in their field of expertise.


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Graduate certificate programs require four classes (12 credits) focused within a specific field. Whether you want to expand your knowledge base without committing to a master's degree program or use the certificate as a stepping stone to an MPA or MPP, a certificate can set you on the best path.


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The Trachtenberg School is consistently top ranked by U.S. News and World Report's for public affairs schools and for public policy analysis and political management. In all of our certificate programs, you will benefit from our top-quality courses and excellent reputation.


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Do you plan to lead a nonprofit? Design state or federal agency budgets? Perhaps you want to get your hands dirty in a national park or develop a government contract. Whatever your sector or field of choice, a graduate certificate from the Trachtenberg School will indicate your subject-matter expertise.