Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Leadership in Public Management Graduate Certificate


Program Overview


This certificate in leadership in public management offers an important set of skills and theories from a rich history of academic work. The skills are especially applicable for public and nonprofit sector employees who, after a few years of experience, find themselves managing others. Many, however, do not have the time or ability to pursue a many-years long graduate degree program. This certificate will allow them, taking one course a semester over two years, to hone their leadership abilities. Learn more at usd.edu/grad-polsci.

DELIVERY: On campus

Certificate Requirements - 12 Credit Hours


Leadership in Public Management is an important set of skills and theories from a rich history of academic work. The skills, however, are applicable, especially for public and nonprofit sector employees who, after a few years of experience, find themselves managing others. Many, however, do not have the time or ability to pursue a many-years long graduate degree program. This certificate allows them, taking one course a semester over two years, to hone their leadership abilities.

Note that 50% (2 courses) in the program, must be at the 700 level or higher.

Application Requirements


  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Questions?


Department of Political Science
605-677-5242 | polsci@usd.edu | usd.edu/grad-polsci

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6200 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad