The School of Public Policy and Leadership offers a Graduate Certificate in Public Management. The certificate is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree and who are currently employed in a public (national, state, or local) or nonprofit agency. The certificate is designed to provide individuals the basic intellectual foundation necessary to function as a manager in the public sector.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Public Management is designed:

  • To provide students with the intellectual foundation of public management.
  • To provide students with means to demonstrate to their agency; that they are undertaking and achieved individual staff development.
  • To encourage students to further their academic achievements in obtaining a Masters in Public Administration.

Career Possibilities


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Certificate in Public Management


School of Public Policy and Leadership

The School of Public Policy and Leadership employs an interdisciplinary approach to create knowledge and understanding to support effective policy and governance through collaborations of faculty, students, and the greater community. Our programs enable students to master the key principles of public management, research, and public policy so they can spark change, improvement, and resiliency in communities.


Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs is committed to creating contemporary solutions for resilient communities. Our academic programs focus on making effective public policy, creating support structures to meet behavioral and mental health challenges, ensuring cities are safe and prepared to meet emergency situations, effective and ethical journalism, and interpersonal and public communication strategies.