Public Policy - Executive Certificate

Public Policy - Executive Certificate

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2021 through summer 2022. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

Core Courses
PLCY 700Foundations of Statesmanship and Public Policy3
PLCY 701Natural Law, The State & The Gospel3
PLCY 702The Founding Era and Constitution3
PLCY 703Contemporary Challenges to Constitutional Order and the Role of the State3
PLCY 704Economics and Public Policy3
PLCY 802Competing Visions of Statesmanship3
PLCY 804Statesmanship, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations3
Total Hours21


  • Students who want to apply certificate courses to a graduate degree program will have to abide by the GPA and grade requirements of that degree
  • Upon the awarding of the certificate, PLCY 704 Economics and Public Policy (3 c.h.) may substitute for PLCY 809 Data and Analysis for Policymakers (3 c.h.) in the Ph.D. in Public Policy

Completion Requirements

  • 21 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grade lower than a B- may be applied to the Certificate
  • Certificate must be completed within 3 years
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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