Public Policy and Decision Making Certificate

School of Business

Shape public policy

You want to make your mark on public policy—and even more than that, you want to see measurable results from your work. Earn a certificate where you’ll gain an understanding of the public policy process and frameworks for its assessment, as well as the analysis skills to make data-driven decisions and communicate findings to non-technical audiences. Whether you’re involved in policy development, evaluation, or advocacy, you’ll learn the skills to shape public policy in a way that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives.

Public Policy and Decision Making program overview

Are my courses online or on-campus? With Hamline's hybrid format, you get the benefits of online courses and in-person learning. One course is offered synchronously online—generally from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m.—and one course is asynchronously online, with two sessions on-campus occurring at the beginning and end of the class on Fridays 1 to 8 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m.- to 4 p.m.
When can I start this certificate? Start in spring or summer term
What is the typical time to complete this certificate?  Two semesters
How many courses is the certificate? Two courses (see course details)
How much does the certificate cost? Earn your certificate with two courses (8 credits). Explore current tuition rates.

You can apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Enrolling in a certificate program is a great way to experience what the master's programs at Hamline are like. With the Public Policy and Decision Making Certificate, you'll take classes in the master's program and earn credit that you can apply toward a Hamline master's degree in business administration, business analytics, management and leadership, or public administration.