Public Policy and Decision Making Certificate

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? Two eight-week courses: Both courses offered online with two on-campus residencies, one Friday, 1 to 8 p.m., and one Saturday, 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)
Will my credits transfer to a master's program? You can apply your credits toward Hamline's Master of Public Administration.
How much does the certificate cost? Earn your certificate with two courses (8 credits). Explore current tuition rates.