Public Policy and Management Graduate Certificate in Public Management – Online

About us

A certificate from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers you a wide array of career options that engage you in work that matters. Whether you see yourself in a senior role at the US State Department, as an agency head in state government, as a city manager or as an advocate in a nonprofit organization, our program will help prepare you for success.

The rigorous, hands-on curriculum provided by the Glenn College will give you the skills and tools you need to thrive in careers at all levels of government and in the not-for-profit sector.

As a graduate student, you will have all the benefits of a collegial, high-quality graduate certificate program located within a large research institution. Our program fosters close relationships among students, staff, and faculty. You will also draw upon the vast resources of one of the world’s largest, most diverse research universities.

This 13 credit hour graduate certificate is perfect for students and professionals across a multitude of fields who wish to prepare themselves for management roles in the public sector The certificate is also perfect for professionals who are contemplating a career change to the public sector and who need the skills and knowledge to make a successful transition. For many professionals, a graduate certificate will be sufficient to master the relevant skills, but for others, a certificate provides an opportunity for further training for those who are not ready or unable to complete a full master’s degree.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states. Residents outside of the U.S. are not able to participate in distance learning programs.