Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificate programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences provide focused knowledge in specific areas of interest. In many cases, students may earn credits in these programs that can be transferred to graduate degree programs.

EPPS offers the following graduate certificates, which generally can be completed in one year of part-time evening classes:

Economic and Demographic Data Analysis

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate focusing on the acquisition of general and specific academic skills related to evidence-based analysis

Geographic Information Systems (GISc)

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate focusing on the application of GIS in government, private sector and scientific areas.

Geospatial Intelligence

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate focusing on the application of geospatial ideas and techniques to national security and other intelligence activity.

Local Government Management

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate for students who desire to broaden their knowledge of important issues and approaches employed by professional local public administrators.

Nonprofit Management

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate designed to provide an overview of the nature and context of nonprofit organizations and develop competencies needed by nonprofit managers.

Program Evaluation

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate focusing on the design and implementation of program evaluations in fields such as education, healthcare, human services, criminal justice and economic development.

Remote Sensing

15 semester credit hour graduate-level certificate focusing on remote sensing and digital image processing.