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Public Management - Government Analytics Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (QS) , MD, | Online
Students pursuing a MA in Public Management may obtain an additional credential by completing a sequence of courses offered by the Certificate in Government Analytics. This combined credential will prepare its graduates for careers in government agencies that require extensive use of data analysis in policymaking and public administration. Students are required to complete 15 courses.

About

All online classes are offered as asynchronous learning experiences, allowing maximum flexibility in a student’s schedule. Course content is delivered mainly via text notes, voice-over PowerPoints, streaming video, and threaded discussions to provide a connection between students and faculty through visual, auditory, and text-driven interactions. Classes are kept small to encourage active community building among fellow students and students and faculty. Prearranged real-time online meetings allow for direct access to faculty.

The MA in Public Management/Certificate in Government Analytics combined credential provides students with a broad set of foundational skills in statistical analysis to help solve real-world governance and policy issues. Students will gain an appreciation for these issues through their required courses to complete the combined credential.

The online, graduate Certificate in Government Analytics offers five courses that cover the fundamentals of data analysis and focus on the evaluative skills needed by those making executive-level decisions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Public Policy Analysis and the Policy Process
  • Financial Management and Analysis in the Public Sector
  • Economics for Public Decision Making
  • Political Analysis and Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Upload the following required materials to the Online Application: 500-word Statement of Purpose, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample of two to five pages that is policy oriented.
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. 
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only.
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. 
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3897 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3897 USD per module and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    3897 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3897 USD per module and a duration of 16 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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