A Quick Path to a Better Career
Hesitant about pursuing the full Master of Public Affairs? That’s okay. We have an alternative that will get your feet wet in our online MPA courses with less of a time commitment. Consider one of our certificates.
We offer two online: the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and the Certificate in Public Management. A certificate is an ideal option for the highly qualified student who wishes to enrich his or her career, but is unsure about pursuing a full MPA. It is an attractive addition to any graduate degree—an MBA, MSW, and more.
You can complete the 15 credit hour path to a certificate in one year. Both of our certificates require three mandatory courses and two additional electives. You may complete the five courses in any sequence, taking at most two courses per semester. Summer courses are also available. Courses are accessed via Oncourse, an online learning environment at Indiana University.
Often, students who have completed a certificate want more. They decide to earn their MPA.
Is a Certificate a Good Option for You?
As in our MPA program, students suited for a certificate are experienced professionals, passionate about getting a step up in their field. Review our admission requirements to see if this is right for you.
Our certificates are intended for distance learners. IUPUI students interested in a certificate should consult the staff at SPEA Indianapolis.
- Student Experience—what you can expect as an online student
- Online MPA Overview—you want to move up in the world, and here’s how our courses will help