Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy and Management

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Lead and manage nonprofit and governmental urban organizations and programs that exist to meet the needs of their urban communities effectively and in entrepreneurial and innovative ways.
  • Engage in sophisticated decision making to effectively address the long term needs and interests of communities, organizations, and their stakeholders.
  • Engage, interact, and effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with diverse constituencies and audiences.
  • Analyze and evaluate urban problems, policies and policy options and evaluate the feasibility of potential policy solutions.

Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy and Management

The Department of Public Affairs offers a 12 credit hour professional Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy and Management. This certificate may be earned alone or in combination with another graduate degree at UMKC and is especially appropriate for those who aspire to a successful career leading and managing local and regional government or community-based nonprofit organizations.

Admission requirements are the same as those required for admission to the department's regular M.P.A. program. Students in other graduate programs at UMKC who are interested in pursuing this certificate should contact the Bloch School Graduate Programs Office.

Curriculum for the Urban Policy and Management Certificate:

Required Courses:
PUB-ADM 5535Urban Policy and Administration3
PUB-ADM 5539Urban Planning for Public Administrators3
Select at least two of the following:6
Managing Urban Economic Development
Local Government Management
Community Organizations and Public Policy
Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship
Developing the Social Enterprise
Total Credits12