Political Science and Public Administration

Certificate in Municipal Administration

(Please note: this certificate program is not currently accepting new applications)

WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE IN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION?

An interdisciplinary graduate program, comprised of three required and two elective courses in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Engineering.

  • Urban Policy and Administration (PSC 5320)
  • Budgeting and Financial Administration (PSC 5440)
  • Principles of Urban Planning (GEPL 5530)

And two additional courses chosen from the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Planning, and Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Accounting in the College of Business; and Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering.

WHY GET A CERTIFICATE IN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION?

  • To prepare for a management career in a local government, such as a municipality, village, township or county.
  • To keep abreast of changes in local government policies, management and organizations.
  • To enhance skills in such essential areas as local government finance, service delivery and management.
  • To increase opportunities for promotion to higher level administrative or managerial positions.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Course requirements in the program must be completed within a three-year period.
  • Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • The certification can be completed independently of a regular graduate degree program, such as the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Masters of Arts (MA), or as part of a graduate degree program. Students seeking to complete the certificate within a regular graduate degree program must first meet all the standards for admission to that program.

HOW TO ENROLL

Applications are available from the UT College of Graduate Studies (419.530.4723) or on-line at http://gradschool.utoledo.edu/).

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities you have attended (both graduate and undergraduate);
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • a statement of purpose (one page, double-spaced); and
  • (For international students only) an official copy of TOEFL scores (a score of 550 or higher is required.)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Sam Nelson, Department Chair

Last Updated: 8/6/15