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Graduate Certificate | Tennessee State University

Graduate Certificate

Concentration: Public Policy
Tennessee State University
Credit Hours Required: 18

Program Description

TSU’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy equips students interested in public sector work or policy advocacy. This certificate consists of six 3-credit courses for a total of 18 credits:

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Seminar in Public Administration
  • Research Methods
  • Decision Tools and Project Planning
  • Ethics and Values in the Public Service
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Policy

Courses in this hybrid certificate are offered in a variety of delivery approaches (evening hybrid or online, depending on course/semester) which help meet the needs of working adults. You can start the certificate in spring, summer or fall. Learn more about the program on TSU's website here

Who Should Apply?

Individuals seeking this certificate typically have an interest in either the public policy process in a government setting, or in influencing the public policy process from a nonprofit advocacy standpoint. Many students are also enrolled in the MPA degree, or already hold the MPA, and seek to obtain the certificate to develop a more in-depth focus in public policy.