Advanced Certificate Programs

The Advanced Professional Certificate programs are intended for experienced professionals seeking a high quality of instruction that is relevant to their work. The programs provide an academic experience that is concentrated in time, can be taken on a part-time basis, largely in the evening, and focuses on subject areas with direct professional applicability.

In general, applicants for admission must hold a master’s degree in the appropriate field—public administration or urban planning— or a field or discipline that has significant content in common with the certificate field.

Most of the courses in the various modules have as prerequisites one or more of the core courses required for the master’s degrees offered by the Wagner School; applicants who have not taken equivalent courses in other master's degree programs may have to take one or more prerequisite courses in addition to the module courses themselves.

Admission is selective and based on the applicant’s prior academic record and professional achievements. Certificate candidates are not eligible for scholarship.

Certificate candidates select one of the modules listed below. One of the courses required for the certificate may be from another field, if approved by a faculty advisor. Note: Courses listed below are not offered every semester.

Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy Modules

Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations CORE-GP 1020, Managing Public Service Organizations
PADM-GP 2110, Strategic Management
PADM-GP 2111, Managing Service Delivery
PADM-GP 2119, Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
PADM-GP 2125, Foundations of Nonprofit Management
PADM-GP 4142, Tools for Managing Nonprofits: Compliance, Internal Control, and Ethics (2 credits)
PADM-GP 4101, Conflict Management and Negotiation (2 credits)
PADM-GP 4108, Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills for Managers (2 credits)

Financial Management and Public Finance
CORE-GP 1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
PADM-GP 2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP 2143, Government Budgeting
PADM-GP 2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP 2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP 4210, Governmental Financial Condition Analysis (2 credits)

Public Policy Analysis
PADM-GP 2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP 2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
PADM-GP 2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
PADM-GP 2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP 2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research

Urban Public Policy
PADM-GP 2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
PADM-GP 2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP 2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP 2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP 2620, Race and Class in American Cities

International Economic Development
HPAM-GP 2850, International Health Economics
HPAM-GP 2852, Comparative Health Systems or HPAM-GP 2867, Health Care Reform: International
PADM-GP 2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP 2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP 2245, Financing Local Government
URPL-GP 2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries

Managing in a Global Context
PADM-GP 2135, Developing Human Resources
PADM-GP 2142, Financial Management for Nonprofit and NGO Organizations
PADM-GP 2210, International Organizations and Their Management
PADM-GP 2211, International Program Development and Management
PADM-GP 2216, International Organizations: NGOs

Urban Policy and Planning Modules

Quantitative Analysis and Computer Applications for Policy and Planning
PADM-GP 2902, Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics
URPL-GP 2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP 2690, Advanced Geographical Information Systems and Data Management

Housing
URPL-GP 1605, Land Use Law
URPL-GP 4638, Housing and Community Development Policy
URPL-GP 2639, Real Estate Finance

Public Economics
PADM-GP 2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP 2143, Government Budgeting
PADM-GP 2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP 2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP 4210, Governmental Financial Condition Analysis (2 credits)
URPL-GP 4638, Housing and Community Development Policy
URPL-GP 2639, Real Estate Finance

Health Policy and Management Modules

Health Services Management
HPAM-GP 2825, Continuous Quality Improvement
HPAM-GP 4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational Design (2 credits) 
HPAM-GP 4834, Health Care Management II: Adaptation and the Professional Manager (2 credits) 
HPAM-GP 4835, Human Resources Management: Principles (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4836, Human Resources Management: Advanced Issues (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4840, Financial Management of Health Care Orgs: Principles (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4841, Financial Management of Health Care Orgs: Advanced Issues (2 credits)

Health Financial Management
CORE-GP 1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations*
HPAM-GP 2845, Advanced Health Care Payment Systems
HPAM-GP 4830, Health Economics: Principles (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Policy (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4832, Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4840, Financial Management of Health Care Orgs: Principles (2 credits)
HPAM-GP 4841, Financial Management of Health Care Orgs: Advanced Issues (2 credits)
PADM-GP 4142, Tools for Managing Nonprofits: Compliance, Internal Control, and Ethics (2 credits)
*Those students who can waive out of CORE-GP 1021 because of prior course work are strongly encouraged to select an additional course or courses from among the following:
PADM-GP 2143, Government Budgeting
PADM-GP 2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
HPAM-GP 2855, Budgeting for Health Professionals

Health Policy Analysis
PADM-GP 2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
HPAM-GP 2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
PADM-GP 2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
PADM-GP 2902, Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics
Choice of one of the following:
HPAM-GP 1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management
HPAM-GP 4830/31/32, Health Economics
HPAM-GP 2852, Comparative Health Systems