Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Public Management

If you’ve been working in a technical role and are working towards a position that is more managerial, you want to feel prepared and ready when the time comes. Whether you are a current employee in the public management field or you are pre-career and looking to start off on the right foot, earning a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University Kokomo will serve you well.

This is a 15-credit-hour, flexible certificate program taught at the graduate level. With its flexibility, this certificate can be tailored and adapted to meet your personal needs, whether you are just starting out or are looking to transition into a new role. With course offerings like Public Human Resources Management to Law and Public Affairs to Management in Non-Profit Sector, get the knowledge and skills you need to advance.

Applicants with bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Management of the Department of Public Administration and Health Management (PAHM). The minimum preferred requirement for admission includes a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of “B" (3.0) or higher. Students with a GPA between 2.6 and 3.0 may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Public Management and on successful completion could apply to the M.P.M. degree program. Students seeking admission to the graduate program do not need to take the GRE or GMAT test.

Applicants should apply to the certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. (It usually takes at least three weeks to process applications).

Admission:

Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants to all PAHM degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit application to the MPM Director's office, Main Building Room 185C.
  2. Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.6 or higher.
  3. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. (Students who have taken coursework on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.)
  4. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $40 to IU Kokomo.
  5. Submit proof of bachelor's degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate coursework at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor's degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management program are processed on a year-round basis for admission in any academic semester.

Academic Probation:

Students are placed on probation following a semester in which their cumulative or semester grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0. Students on probation or admitted provisionally are required to attain an average of at least 3.0 (B) for all work completed by the end of the semester. Failure to do so is cause for dismissal.

 

How many classes will I take? 

You will take a total of 36-39 credits hours or 12-13 courses.

What kinds of classes will I take? 

You will take the class in the following  areas:

  • Administrative law
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Ethics,
  • Financial Management
  • Program Evaluation
  • Executive Leadership
  • Public Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Economics and Statistics

How many students will be in my classes? 

In most cases, you will have 15-25 students in each class.

What are faculty qualifications? 

Ninety-eight percent hold a Ph.D. and the remaining two percent hold J.D. or are adjunct faculty who are specialized professionals.

Can I do an internship with this program? 

Yes, you can participate in the practicum in public affairs.

Can I study abroad with this degree? 

No.

Will you help me find a job when I graduate? 

We have a career office that can help you look for a job in addition to other avenues that you may explore.

Are there student organizations for this degree? 

There are several student organizations on campus.

How can I get in touch with my professor? 

By telephone, email,l or office visit.

Do I get an advisor to help me schedule classes? 

There is the Director of Graduate Programs who can help you plan your studies in PAHM.

What kind of job can I get with this degree?  

Graduates may be employable in various organizations including the following:

  • Public service - state, county, and local
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Healthcare organizations

In addition, students completing the certificate may be qualified to consider further graduate education such as law school or completing a Ph.D.

Graduate Certificate in Health Management

Having the right manager can change a company or organization from the ground up. If you love the idea of becoming a manager in the health care industry who juggles a lot of tasks all while leading a team toward a goal, consider the Graduate Certificate in Health Management from Indiana University Kokomo! Whether you’ve been working in a more technical or professional role and are looking to transition into a managerial role or you’re looking to change careers all together, this program is a custom fit for you.

This 24-credit-hour program is taught at the graduate level, allowing you to take the kinds of courses you are interested in to reach your goals. In the Department of Public Administration and Health Management, you’ll work alongside experienced faculty who couple real-world examples with sound, cutting-edge theoretical knowledge. Take exciting and interesting courses such as Health Services Management, Global Health Issues and Management, and Marketing for Health Service Delivery.

Applicants with bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate certificate program of the Department of Public Administration and Health Management (PAHM). The minimum preferred requirement for admission includes a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of “B" (3.0) or higher. Students with a GPA between 2.6 and 3.0 may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Management and on successful completion could apply to the M.P.M. degree program. Students seeking admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Management do not need to take the GRE or GMAT test.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended must be submitted with the completed application forms and a non-refundable application fee.

Applicants should apply to the certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment (It usually takes at least three weeks to process applications). All application forms must be completed and received by the PAHM office at Indiana University Kokomo.

Admission:

Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants to all PAHM degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit application to the PAHM program.
  2. Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.6 or higher.
  3. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. Students who have taken coursework on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  4. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $40 to IU Kokomo.
  5. Submit proof of bachelor's degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate coursework at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesting to the award of a bachelor's degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Public Management program are processed on a year-round basis for admission in any academic semester.

Academic Probation:

Students are placed on probation following a semester in which their cumulative or semester grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0. Students on probation or admitted provisionally are required to attain an average of at least 3.0 (B) for all work completed by the end of the semester. Failure to do so is cause for dismissal.

It is important to note that admission into the certificate program is separate from admission into the M.P.M. program. Subsequently, students must pay a separate application fee for potential admission into the M.P.M. program if they to pursue this degree option following the completion of the certificate. In addition, students cannot apply for this certificate program once they have completed the requirements for the M.P.M. degree with a concentration in healthcare management.

HOW MANY CLASSES DO I HAVE TO TAKE? 

You will take a total of 36-39 credits hours or 12-13 courses.

WHAT KINDS OF CLASSES WILL I HAVE TO TAKE? 

You will take a class in the following  areas:

  • U.S. health policy
  • Health economics
  • Health service management
  • Health planning
  • Environmental health
  • Administrative law
  • Human resources
  • Administrative ethics
  • Financial management
  • Executive leadership
  • Organizational behavior
  • Statistics

HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE IN MY CLASSES? 

In most cases, you will have 15-25 students in each class.

WHAT ARE FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS? 

Ninety-eight percent hold a Ph.D. and the remaining two percent hold J.D. or are adjunct faculty who are specialized professionals.

CAN I DO AN INTERNSHIP WITH THIS PROGRAM? 

Yes, you can participate in a practicum in public affairs.

CAN I STUDY ABROAD WITH THIS DEGREE? 

No.

WILL YOU HELP ME FIND A JOB WHEN I GRADUATE? 

We have resources in our Career and Accessibility Center that can help you look for a job in addition to other avenues that you may explore.

ARE THERE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FOR THIS DEGREE? 

There are several student organizations on campus.

HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH MY PROFESSOR? 

By telephone, email, or office visit.

DO I GET AN ADVISOR TO HELP ME SCHEDULE CLASSES? 

There is the Director of Graduate Programs who can help you plan your studies in PAHM.

WHAT KIND OF JOB CAN I GET WITH THIS DEGREE?  

Graduates may be employable in various organizations including the following:

  • Public Service - State, County, and Local
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Health Care Organizations

In addition, students completing the certificate may be qualified to consider further graduate education such as law school or completing a Ph.D.