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May 28, 2020

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  • Public Policy and Decision Making

    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.

    Program overview

    Two eight-week courses: one offered on-campus one evening a week, the other offered online with three on-campus residencies, two Fridays, 1–8 p.m., and one Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Start in fall or spring.

    Time to complete:
    Two semesters if taking one class per term.

    8 credits


    • MPA 8065 Data Analytics and Decision Making (4 credits)
    • MPA 8040 Public Policy Analysis (4 credits)

    Take the next step

    To enroll in this certificate program, apply now or contact a graduate admission counselor and request information.

    Apply Now or Request info