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Certificate Programs

The Maxwell School offers a range of advanced-study certificates on specific topics within public affairs.  Many may be earned while a student is also earning his or her graduate degree. These concurrent certificates help substantiate topical specialization within the larger degree program.  

A few certificates may be earned independently, without matriculating in any other degree program. However, with the exception of Health Services Management and Policy, students must meet midcareer requirements to do so. (See Executive Education for more detail.)

All certificates require 12 credits of coursework, except where noted.

Civil Society Organizations. Preparing students as professionals in non-governmental organizations and students whose research focuses on non-state actors in global civil society. Contact: Tosca Bruno, 315-443-5073, tmbruno@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

Conflict Resolution.  Understanding both theory and practice in social movements and international, environmental, and organizational conflicts and collaborations. Contact: Catherine Gerard, 315-443-2367, parcc@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program
• Also available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

Econometrics. Understanding the timely and appropriate contributions of both statistics and econometrics, as those disciplines move ever closer. Contact: Badi Baltagi, 315-443-3114, bbaltagi@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

E-Government Management and Leadership. Understanding the use of information and communication technologies, as well as oversight of the technical design aspects of e-government in public organizations. Contact: Margaret Lane, 315-443-3759, maxexed@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

European Union and Contemporary Europe. Providing specialization in the EU and Europe of today. Contact: Margaret Hermann 315-443-4022, mgherman@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

Health Services Management and Policy. Providing a multi-disciplinary perspective on the issues facing the health care system. Contact: Thomas Dennison, 315-443-9060, thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program
• Also available apart from any other graduate degree

Information Technology, Policy, and Management. Offering a multi-college program for students seeking careers related to information technology and security. Contact: Stuart Thorson, 315-443-9802, thorson@syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Drawing from a range of courses related to Latin American themes. Contact: Margaret Hermann, 315-443-4022, mgherman@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

Leadership of International and Non-Governmental Organizations.  Highlighting three thematic areas: the operating context and key actors, organizational leadership, and policy context and analysis. Contact: Margaret Lane, 315-443-3759, maxexed@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

Middle Eastern Affairs.  Providing a program for professionals and scholars with a penchant for the historical, political, and religious features of the Middle East. Contact: Mehrzad Boroujerdi, 315-443-9082, mborouje@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Providing an initial grounding in this field and some of the analytical tools required for public service careers in the international arena. Contact: Lisa Pritchard, 315-443-9060, lmpritch@law.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program
• Also available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

Public Administration. Combining the Executive Education Seminar with public administration electives to meet a student’s interests and personal goals. Contact: Margaret Lane, 315-443-3759, maxexed@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

Public Health. Allowing individuals now working in public and community settings to meet the standards set by regulatory agencies for leadership roles in public health agencies. Contact: Thomas Dennison 315-443-9060, thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership. 15-credit. Focusing on professional skills and knowledge in infrastructure planning, engineering, management and administration. Contact: Chris E. Johnson, 315-443-2311, cejohns@syr.edu.
• Available to midcareer students apart from any other graduate degree

Public Management and Policy. Preparing students to better understand the non-technical elements (e.g., political environment) that affect a career in government and nonprofits. (Open only to SU graduate students in engineering and computer sciences, information studies, and certain natural sciences.) Contact: Christine Omolino 315-443-4000, comolino@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

Security Studies.  Preparing students as professionals in the fields of national security, international security, and counterterrorism. Contact: William Banks, 315-443-3678, wcbanks@syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

South Asian Studies. Providing a background in the myriad religious, historical, economic, and political dimensions of the nations of South Asia. Contact: Susan Wadley, 315-443-5717, sswadley@maxwell.syr.edu.
• Earned concurrently with graduate degree program

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