Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS)

We offer several Certificates of Advanced Study options for midcareer professionals to pursue either as a stand-alone alternative to our EMPA or EMIR programs or concurrently with one of those Executive Master’s degrees.

Stand-alone Certificate

Students may enroll in a stand-alone certificate program without being matriculated in a degree program. The certificate may be completed on a full-time basis over one semester or on a part-time basis spanning a longer time period.

Conflict Resolution (12 credits)
Health Services Management and Policy (12 credits)
Leadership of International and Non-government Organizations (12 credits)
Public Administration (12 credits)
E-Government Management and Leadership (12 credits)
Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership (15 credits)

Concurrent Certificate

Students may earn a Concurrent Certificate in conjunction with, and as part of, one of our 30-credit EMPA or EMIR programs.

Students enrolled in one of our MPA or MAIR programs are also eligible to earn a Concurrent Certificate. Compare our degrees and certificates to see which certificates may be earned concurrently with these programs. 

Conflict Resolution (EMPA  EMIR  EMIR in DC  EMPA Online) (12 credits)
E-Government Management and Leadership (EMPA  EMIR  EMIR in DC) (12 credits)
Environmental Decision Making (EMPA) (15 credits) (12 credits)
Health Services Management and Policy (EMPA) (12 credits)
Leadership of International and Non-government Organizations (EMPA EMIR EMIR in DC) (12 credits)
Post-Conflict Reconstruction (EMPA EMPA Online EMIR EMIR in DC) (12 credits)
Public Administration (EMPA EMIR EMIR in DC) (12 credits)
Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership (EMPA EMIR EMIR in DC) (15 credits)
Security Studies (EMPA EMPA Online EMIR EMIR in DC) (12 credits)