Online Graduate Certificates

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 let you test out our online MPA courses with less of a time commitment. Consider one of our certificates.

A certificate is an ideal option if you are a highly qualified student who wishes to enrich your career, but are unsure about pursuing a full MPA. It is an attractive addition to any graduate degree—an MBA, MSW, and others. 

You can complete the 15 credit-hour path to a certificate in one year. All 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 Canvas, an online learning environment at Indiana University. 

Often, students who have completed a certificate want more. They decide to earn their MPA.

Lean about O’Neill’s Online 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 O’Neill Indianapolis.