Thinking about pursuing our online Master of Public Affairs, but not quite ready? That’s okay! Consider one of our certificates and experience our online MPA courses and gain important skills in a shorter timeframe.
A quick path to a better career
If you want to enrich your career, but aren’t sure about pursuing an MPA, our certificates are an ideal option—and a great addition to any degree.
You can complete the 15 credit-hour certificates in one year. Each of our certificates requires three mandatory courses with two additional electives. You can complete the courses in sequence, taking two courses max per semester. We also offer summer courses. All are offered via Canvas, IU’s online learning environment.
Interested in Public Budgeting and Financial Management?
Currently we offer an in-residence, on-campus certificate option.
Is a certificate a good option for you?
As in our MPA program, our certificates are geared toward 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 O’Neill Indianapolis.