University Catalog 2024-2025

Policy Analysis (Certificate)

Public Policy — the actions of government and its partners in the nonprofit and private sectors — is the keystone of politics and public administration. The creation, adoption and implementation of public policy is a complex process that requires skills in analysis, reasoning and argumentation — what we call evidence-based policy advocacy. Make the most of your skills by gaining tools to advocate for realistic, effective and responsible public policy.

More Information

Policy Analysis Program Website

Application Information

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last two years (last 60 credits) of undergraduate study and will submit transcripts as part of their application.

Applicant Information

  • Delivery Method: On-Campus
  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Interview Required: None

Application Deadlines

The certificate program enrolls year-round (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) provided courses are available. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline.

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring and Summer: December 1

Plan Requirements

Required Courses15
The Public Policy Process
Applied Political Economy
Public Policy Analysis
Select two electives 1
Total Hours15

Policy courses from any program - approved by coordinator


Full Professors

  • Thomas A. Birkland
  • Jerrell D. Coggburn
  • Dennis M. Daley
  • Christopher Galik
  • Jennifer Kuzma
  • Bruce McDonald
  • Branda L. Nowell

Associate Professors

  • James R. Brunet
  • Jeffrey Childress Diebold
  • Sung-Ju Kim
  • Amanda Janis Stewart

Assistant Professors

  • Iseul Choi
  • Serena Kim

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Tracy Appling