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.

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: Margaret Lane, 315-443-3759, melane02@syr.edu Earned concurrently with graduate degree program.

  • Conflict and Collaboration

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

  • Data Analytics for Public Policy

    Providing advanced skills in managing and analyzing large amounts of data, and familiarity with the public policy and governance issues raised by the use of new forms of data. Contact: Christine Omolino, (315) 443-4000, 315-443-9052, comolinoh@syr.edu.

  • Econometrics

    Understanding the timely and appropriate contributions of both statistics and econometrics, as those disciplines move ever closer. Contact: Jan Ondrich, 315-443-9052, jondrich@.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, melane02@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@syr.edu. Earned concurrently with graduate degree program.

  • Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

    Offers students theoretical and hands-on technical training in the applications of spatial information technologies and analysis in the social, natural, health, and data sciences. Contact: Jonnell Robinson, 315-443-4890, jdallen@syr.edu. Earned concurrently with graduate degree program. Also available apart from any other graduate degree.

  • 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@syr.edu. Earned concurrently with graduate degree program. Also available apart from any other graduate degree.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Drawing from a range of courses related to Latin American themes. Contact: Margaret Hermann, 315-443-4022, mgherman@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, melane02@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: Yüksel Sezgin, 315-443-4431, ysezgin@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 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@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 Leadership and Management

    Combining the Executive Education Seminar with public administration electives to meet a student’s interests and personal goals. Offered on campus and online. Contact: Margaret Lane, 315-443-3759, melane02@syr.ed u. 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 to Syracuse University graduate students in all fields that would benefit from knowledge of public management and policy processes excluding International Relations and Law.) Contact: Christine Omolino 315-443-4000, comolino@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@syr.edu. Earned concurrently with graduate degree program.