Degree Requirements

The MA in Public Management/Certificate in Nonprofit Management combined credential prepares emerging leaders to face complex management challenges of today. Students will gain an appreciation for these issues through their required courses to complete the combined credential.

Students are required to take a total of 16 courses to get both degrees (in lieu of 18 courses if the degrees are done separately). In addition to 6 electives from the Public Management curriculum, students are required to take the following courses:

  • Six Public Management requirements
  • Four Nonprofit Management Certificate courses
  • Six Public Management electives

Six MA in Public Management Requirements:

Four Nonprofit Management Certificate Courses:

Note: If students want to transfer from the Nonprofit Management Certificate program to the MA in Public Management, all six nonprofit courses would count towards their masters.

Six MA in Public Management Electives:

Choose 6 courses listed on the Public Management Course Descriptions page.