Certificate in Public Management

100% online certificate program

The noncredit certificate in Public Management is offered by the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. Through this two-course certificate, working professionals will gain the skills to become ethical and responsible public servants who can effectively manage people, budgets, and organizations. Individuals who complete the certificate will be well positioned to begin or advance in a public service career.

The online, stand-alone certificate in Public Management may be completed in sixteen weeks. Each course is eight weeks long. There are two course options in the fall and two course options in the spring. Any pairing is permitted.

Course details

Continuing Education

Individuals enrolled in the certificate program will receive 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each course successfully completed.

Additionally, this is a pathway noncredit certificate that has the potential to be converted to future academic credit to get certificate holders one step closer to attaining a degree. This certificate’s pathway is for the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy. For more information, please refer to our Noncredit Conversion Policy.

Financial aid options

There are two discounts available for these courses, please contact us for eligibility and discount codes.

  • 10% discount for military personnel, veterans, and their families (qualified dependents)
  • 10% discount for graduates of Missouri's public, regionally accredited community colleges who are Missouri residents

The noncredit pathway is eligible for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant through the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. For more information on eligibility and grant requirements for this certificate program, please visit the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant page.

How to enroll

Students pursuing the noncredit certificate can enroll directly on the courses tabs above.

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Pathway Noncredit Certificates

Getting you one step closer to your next goal

MU Educational Pathways

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy

Career Pathways

Public Service Career
Nonprofit Management