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The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

Certificate Overview

Certificate in Public Management (PBMG)

Available Online

The Certificate in Public Management program focuses on the capabilities required for effective and ethical leadership in the public and nonprofit sectors. This includes the knowledge and skills pertaining to the internal operation of public-service organizations and to the relationship between those organizations and their environments.

Overview

  • 12 Credit Hour Graduate Certificate Program
  • Courses Offered Online or On Campus
  • Fall and Spring Fifteen-Week Courses, Summer Ten-Week Courses
  • Successful Completion Appears on Texas A&M Transcript
  • Often Credits Transfer to a Degree-Seeking Master’s Program
  • Up to 12 Graduate Credit Hours May Apply to a Bush School Master’s Degree

Course Formats

Online courses offer a flexible and interactive format over a traditional fifteen-week semester during fall and spring (ten-week semester during summer), typically requiring online discussion several times a week. All online courses fall under 700 section numbers. On-campus courses in College Station are offered during a traditional fifteen-week semester, typically meeting once a week for three hours. Note: On-campus courses often fill up quickly since priority goes to Bush School degree-seeking master’s students.

Curriculum

To receive a graduate Certificate in Public Management, the student must complete 12 credit hours of PBMG courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Two core curriculum courses are required: PSAA 623: Budgeting in Public Service and PSAA 634: Public Management.

Certificate Courses

Please note that each course is not offered every semester. Please check with advisors for the most up-to-date list of courses.

Required Courses

  • PSAA 623 Budgeting in Public Service
  • PSAA 634 Public Management

Elective Courses

See the course schedules for current and upcoming offerings.

  • PSAA 602: Tools for Advancement and Leadership in Public Service
  • PSAA 604: Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • PSAA 606: Environmental Policy and Management
  • PSAA 608: Cyber Security for Managers
  • PSAA 610: Comparative Public Administration and Management
  • PSAA 616: Managing Workplace Diversity in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PSAA 619: Urban Policy and Management
  • PSAA 625: Urban Sustainability Policies and Management
  • PSAA 630: Program Evaluation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PSAA 636: Grant and Project Management in the Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PSAA 637: Decision Making in Government and Public Service
  • PSAA 641: Organization Theory for the Public Sector
  • PSAA 642: Ethics in Public Policy
  • PSAA 644: Management and Leadership of Nonprofit Sectors
  • PSAA 646: Accountability in Public Service
  • PSAA 648: Performance Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors (Prerequisite: PSAA 634 or PSAA 644)
  • PSAA 661: Human Resources Management in Government and Public Service
  • PSAA 670: Public Information Systems Management
  • PSAA 689: Contract Management
  • PSAA 689: Governance and Institutional Reform: A Comparative Perspective
How to Apply
  1. Submit the Application
    New students complete the Apply Texas Application and fill in all fields, including work history.
    Apply Texas Application: http://www.applytexas.org/ Current Texas A&M University Students (U4, U5 or Graduate Classification) concurrently enrolled in a degree-seeking program while pursuing the certificate must complete the Certificate Program Application. Do NOT complete the Apply Texas application. http://bush.tamu.edu/certificate/admissions/ApplicationTAMUStudents.pdf

  2. Send Official Transcripts From All Colleges Attended
    Must be sent directly from the issuing university to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University:
    Texas A&M University
    P.O. Box 40001
    College Station, TX 77842-4001

    Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through PARCHMENT, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House to admissions@tamu.edu. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.

    Domestic new students only: Copies of unofficial transcripts from U.S. institutions may be sent to the Office of Extended Education for preliminary review while waiting for delivery of official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. E-mail bushschoolonline@tamu.edu or fax (979-862-3196) unofficial copies to the Office of Extended Education for preliminary consideration.

    International new students only: Unofficial transcripts from international institutions cannot be accepted for review. Official international transcripts must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions to begin applicant review.

    All new students: You will not be able to register for classes until your official transcripts are received by the Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University.

  3. Personal Statement (all applicants)

    Applicant must include a statement of approximately 500 words indicating personal interest in public management and how s/he might use an enhanced knowledge of this subject. Applicant must also include any courses taken that dealt with public management.

    Applicant should include a description of any life experiences in public management.

    Personal statements can be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Office of Extended Education:
    E-mail: bushschoolonline@tamu.edu
    Fax: 979-862-3196


  4. Resume (all applicants)
    Resumes can be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Office of Extended Education.
    E-mail: bushschoolonline@tamu.edu
    Fax: 979-862-3196

  5. International Applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency before materials can be reviewed. Acceptable forms of proof can be found at http://admissions.tamu.edu/other/nondegreeseeking.

    Questions? Contact an enrollment advisor
    bushschoolonline@tamu.edu or 1-866-988-2874

No GRE Scores required.


Contact

(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

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