Graduate Certificate program in Public Policy Analysis at Northwestern University

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Public Policy Graduate Certificate - School of Professional Studies

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Learn the factors in public decision-making and policy formulation by honing your analytical skills and increasing your theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. Students in the Public Policy Certificate program are able to evaluate competing demands and lead toward innovative and transformative public policy solutions. Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program.

Admission for the Advanced Graduate Public Policy Certificate.

Find out Northwestern Advanced Graduate Public Policy Certificate.

The Public Policy Course Schedule page provides you with detailed information on the program offerings.

Applicants to this certificate program must hold a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college, university or its foreign equivalent. A competitive graduate record that indicates strong academic ability is required, though applicants need not have extensive academic experience in public policy. Work experience in the public sector is desirable but not necessary.

A list of admission requirements can be found on our Public Policy Admission page.

Tuition costs can vary for each of our programs.

Our Public Policy Registration Information page outlines important dates and deadlines as well as the process for adding and dropping courses.

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses:.

MPPA 407 Scope and Theory of Public Policy.

Any three courses in the Public Policy Specialization of the MA in Public Policy Administration program.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.

This certificate program can be completed on campus or online.

No Information Duration
- Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
Yes Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

21 Post-master's certificate
23 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Public Policy Analysis graduate program at Northwestern University

$56,567 In-state Tuition & Fees
$56,567 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

How does certificate program tuition for Northwestern University compares with other universities in Illinois?

Northwestern University is a private university with an average tuition of $56,567 per year. This tuition gives it an affordability index of #12 among all universities in the Illinois, and an affordability index of #199 among all the universities in the US.

UniversityTuition / Year
Public Policy Analysis Certificate program at University of Chicago$61,548

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Public Policy Analysis Certificate program at University of Nevada-Las Vegas$6,309

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