Online Public Management Certificate

John Glenn College of Public Affairs

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs' Graduate Certificate in Public Management meets the needs of working adults who are looking to enhance their public management and leadership skills. The 13 credit hour graduate certificate is perfect for professionals across a multitude of fields who wish to prepare themselves for management roles. The certificate serves professionals looking for a career change with ambitions of leadership in the public sector.

One of the benefits of the Public Management Certificate is that your journey can continue with the online Master of Public Administration and Leadership (MPAL). 100% of the certificate's credits may be applied into the graduate degree program, and successful completion of the certificate will satisfy the experience requirement for the MPAL. 

Campus Requirements: NONE - 100% online 

Class Format:  Asynchronously and synchronously. Learn more about these different class formats.  

Credit Hours Required: 13 

 Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07  (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.

Admission Requirements: 

  • Statement of purpose 

  • Resume or CV 

  • College transcript(s) 

  • Bachelor’s degree 

Time to Completion: 3 semesters 

headshot of faculty member LePere-Schloop
Megan LePere-Schloop
Assistant Professor
"As a practitioner who left her nonprofit to complete an MPA, I am excited to help professionals build their credentials while working."

Sample Courses


Managing Public Sector Organizations

Learn to manage public sector organizations with a focus on the external environment: context of public sector organizations, their structure, how they operate; managing organizational performance, innovation, and change.

Project Management

Introduction to international standards and methods for project management (PM); the application of tools, the basic, ancillary, and "soft" skills for successful PM; public sector challenges; and strengths/limitations in a complex organic environment.

Featured Faculty

Assistant Professor
Associate Professor, Graduate Studies Chair

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