Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis

Graduate Certificate

This certificate provides an understanding of the context in which public policies are formulated, implemented and evaluated. You will be trained in policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, multivariate regression, and other analytical techniques.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Public Affairs Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 1 Year Credits required for completion: 15 Application deadline: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1

The Details

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Program requirements

  • The Graduate Public Policy Analysis Certificate requires 15 credit hours of coursework.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of B- in each course.

Required courses

Students must complete the course below, for a total of 9 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

  • PUAD 5004 – Economics and Public Finance (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5005 – Policy Process and Democracy (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5320 – Public Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)

Elective courses

In addition to the required courses, students must complete two elective courses from the list below, or select unlisted courses that have been approved in advance by the program director, for a total of 6 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

  • PUAD 5200 – Education Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5310 – Policy Formulation and Implementation (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5330 – Intermediate Statistical Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5350 – Program Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5631 – Seminar in Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5720 – Public Policies for Hazards and Disasters (3 credit hours)
 

Admissions Requirements

View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.