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Certificate Programs

In addition to providing a Master of Public Administration and an onlineMaster of Arts in Survey Research degree, the University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy offers two 12-credit Graduate Certificates:

    Survey Research

    Students completing the course of study will be equipped with the skills and competencies important for conducting high quality survey research.  These competencies include: questionnaire design, sampling techniques, statistical analysis and data presentation, and sources of public opinion formation.

    Public Financial Management

    The objectives of the Graduate Certificate program in Public Financial Management are to prepare professionals through education, outlook, and commitment for leadership positions in the finance areas of public and nonprofit organizations. Students in the certificate program will undergo a thorough course of study in this important sub-area of public policy and management.

    Nonprofit Management

    The Graduate Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management is specifically designed for working professionals and UConn students seeking to enter the field. The certificate prepares students for leadership positions in nonprofit organizations. You will undergo a rigorous course of study in this specialty area of public policy and management designed to develop your skills and capacity to manage and lead a nonprofit organization. Nonprofit organizations provide services in a complex and dynamic environment. You will learn how to guide an organization to not only survive, but thrive, in such an environment.

    The certificate's courses are currently offered face-to-face at the Greater Hartford Campus in West Hartford. The certificate program will be offered completely online beginning Fall 2014.

    Leadership and Public Management

    The Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership and Public Management prepares you to meet the challenges you will face in an increasingly complex, demanding, interdependent world. You will emerge from the Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership and Public Management ready and able to employ the theories, methods, and practices of public policy and administration to solve critical problems facing public managers and policy makers.

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Department of Public Policy
University of Connecticut
1800 Asylum Avenue, 4th Floor
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 570-9343
Fax: (860) 570-9114