Improve your ability to create and evaluate policies that engage citizens and contribute positively to society with a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.

Designed for public and nonprofit administrators who are intimately involved in both executive and legislative board policy and decision making, you can develop the foundational skills and knowledge required to create and assess the financial implications of forward-thinking policy.

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You may complete this graduate certificate in as little as 6 months and earn credits to immediately apply toward Walden’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) or Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.


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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Courses 16 quarter credit hours $445 per quarter credit hour
Technology Fee per quarter $120

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