2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    Jan 28, 2022  
2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

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This certificate program helps students improve their ability to create and evaluate policies that engage citizens and contribute positively to society. Designed for public and nonprofit administrators who are intimately involved in both executive and legislative board policy and decision-making, the certificate can help students develop the foundational skills and knowledge required to create and assess the financial implications of forward-thinking policy.

Students must meet the master’s program admission requirements. Credit from courses taken for a certificate can be applied toward the Master of Public Administration or the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Students must show progress and maintain performance in a manner identical to a degree program. Students track their progress in their program of study, similar to degree-seeking students. Students must receive a B or better in each course. Note: A grade of B– is not acceptable.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (3 cr.)
  • Core courses (15 cr.)


Course Sequence

Students undertake courses in the following sequence.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3 cr.
   5 cr.
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.


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