2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Public Policy

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In this certificate program, students will enrich their understanding of how public policy is created and implemented. Designed for emerging leaders in law enforcement, corrections, and probation and parole, the certificate will give students the opportunity to study how to develop effective strategic plans that can further their organization’s mission and vision and adhere to federal, state, and local policies.

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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