Public Policy and Administration, Certificate

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The Certificate in Policy Administration is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a graduate level education in an applied field. Completion of the 44 credit certificate provides a sharply focused view of policy implementation and application within the American system of government. In addition, the certificate provides students the opportunity to receive advanced placement standing within EWU’s Master’s Program in Public Administration. Students who complete the certificate will be required to take 36 credits of MPA core courses instead of the normally required 40 and will be required to complete 10 elective credits, rather than the usually required 20. Acceptance to the certificate program requires that the student have a cumulative grade point average 3.0 in all courses at EWU and the approval of the certificate coordinator. In no course required for the certificate can the student receive <3.0 and all courses within the certificate must have a minimum cumulative grade point average ≥3.3.

All required courses for the certificate must be completed at EWU, transfer credits will not be accepted for certificate completion.

Completion of this certificate will also satisfy the minor requirement for students completing majors where a minor is required.

These credits are required to qualify for the Advanced Standing MPA Program.

Political Science Requirements
POLI 330FEDERALISM, STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS5
POLI 332THE U.S. PRESIDENCY5
POLI 333PUBLIC MANAGEMENT5
Statistics Requirements–meets MPA statistics background requirement.
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
English Requirement
TCOM 205INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION5
Economics Requirement
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS5
ECON 450PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY5
One of the following5
HEALTH ECONOMICS
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Exit Synthesis Requirement
PADM 507PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS4
Total Credits44

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • acquire an understanding of the institutional, political, legal and economic processes of the United States;
  • acquire an understanding of the public policies of the U.S. and the ways in which they are created by and carried out through political and economic processes;
  • demonstrate an ability to analyze political and economic phenomena through oral and written communication skills in public presentations, written reports and documents.