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Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS)
Executive Education offers several Certificates of Advanced Study options for mid-career professionals to pursue either as a stand-alone 12-credit alternative to EMPA or EMIR programs or concurrently with one of those Executive Master’s degrees.

CAS in Conflict Resolution

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution is a 12-credit certificate that may be pursued by midcareer professionals looking to stay relevant in the realm of conflict resolution. More information can be found at PARCC, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (Maxwell School), which administers the CAS in Conflict Resolution.

Link: Graduate Certificate

Certificate Director

Catherine Gerard
Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
Phone: 315-443-2367 
Email: cgerard@maxwell.syr.edu

CAS in Health Services Management and Policy

The 12-credit (four-course) Health Services Management and Policy Certificate is open to midcareer professionals who require a policy background to operate effectively in a dynamic health care sector. The Certificate is designed for two semesters of study whether as a standalone certificate or as part of a masters or PhD program. All courses may be applied to the EMPA degree program.

Link: Health Services Management and Policy

Certificate Director

Thomas Dennison,
Director, Program in Health Services Management and Policy
Associate Director, CNY MPH
Director, Lerner Center for Public Health
426 Eggers Hall
Phone: 315-443-9060
Email: thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu

CAS in Leadership of International and Non-Government Organizations

The 12-credit Certificate of Advanced Study in Leadership of International and Non-government Organizations may be a standalone certificate and reflects the increasing growth in the international public sector whereby international and non-government organizations are deeply involved in functions previously managed by national governments including service delivery, poverty reduction, conflict management, corruption prevention, and so on.

Link: Leadership of International and Non-Government Organizations

Certificate Director

Steve Lux,
Director,
Executive Education; Part-time professor
219 Maxwell Hall
Phone: (315) 443-3759
Emailsjlux@maxwell.syr.edu

CAS in Public Administration

Executive Education designed the 12-credit Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Administration for midcareer professionals who cannot leave work to complete the entire EMPA but still desire a rigorous educational experience focusing on significant elements of the public administration. The certificate can be completed in two ways—by being enrolled as a full-time student for one semester roughly 15 weeks or by being enrolled part-time, completing the course work in 1 to 3 years.

Link: Public Administration

Certificate Advisor

Margaret Lane,
Assistant Director, Executive Education Programs
Director, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
219 Maxwell Hall,
Phone: (315) 443-8708,
Emailmelane02@maxwell.syr.edu