Intended for working professionals, the executive education training program allows students to complete a professional certificate in an integrative cohort format in nine months. The Certificate in Public Affairs Leadership stands on its own or can be a stepping stone to the mid-career Master of Public Affairs degree.
The Certificate in Public Affairs Leadership is offered in two distinct formats: a traditional classroom experience or a cohort learning environment. Learn more about the curriculum.
In addition to outstanding research and teaching credentials, our faculty members also have practical experience in nonprofit, private, and government organizations around the world.
Public Affairs Leadership Certificate students must have completed a bachelor's degree and have 10 years of professional experience and a demonstrated interest in public affairs.
Why a Certificate in Public Affairs Leadership?
"The Public Affairs Leadership Certificate offers a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals."
- Associate Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455