Advanced Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis

This certificate draws from NYU Wagner’s top-ranked Policy program to deepen students’ understanding of the way in which public policy and political realities interact at the national, state, and local levels. It provides students with a fundamental understanding of the tools necessary to conduct public policy analysis, program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, multivariate regression, and the criteria to assessing the need for government intervention.

Students must complete 12 credits to obtain this Certificate (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted).


Students must choose electives for the certificate from the following list of courses:

Prerequisite Courses:

Students must waive the following courses if they are prerequisites to any of the above elective courses a student wishes to take toward the certificate. If students are unable to waive the course(s), only one course from the list below may count toward the certificate and other courses would need to be completed in addition to the certificate.

  • CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis 
  • CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
  • CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations