This advanced graduate certificate will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills to better advocate for the clients and communities they serve. Students will acquire greater knowledge of the regulatory environment and processes (both governmental and private) in the areas in which they work and will be better able to network within those environments on behalf of specific clients, or to effect change in the policies that impact their communities. More specifically, students in this certificate program should gain analytical skills regarding community and institutional organizations and historical and cultural differences in human development, and of power relations and justice. They should be able to apply these skills in a service-learning environment, in addition to demonstrating critical thinking and graduate-level writing skills in the online-classroom environment.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
This certificate program is delivered through online courses and is billed at the non-MBA rate.
Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested enrollment sequence are as follows:
|PPOL 6055||Human Services Policy||3|
|PPOL 6070||Race Class & Gender in US Public Policy||3|
|PPOL 6100||Health, Aging and Social Policy||3|
|PPOL 6035||Advocacy in State & Community-level Government||3|