Public Policy Certificate of Graduate Study

Public Policy Certificate of Graduate Study

Public Policy Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate in Graduate Study in Public Policy will provide students with a fundamental understanding of critical tools of effective policy analysis, including formal program evaluation, benefit-cost analysis, and an introduction to policy-relevant statistics. The program combines knowledge of essential administrative functions with the skills necessary to interpret and conduct actual studies, including assessment of the need for government intervention and how to use research on behalf of the public at large. The certificate will be valued by the government and corporate employers, as well as nonprofit agencies and international organizations. This COGS will have exceptionally broad appeal. It will be useful for students who seek to supplement their professional training – whether in the natural sciences, engineering, business, social sciences or humanities – with a policy-relevant set of graduate courses that link their educational and career interests to public affairs.



The Public Policy Certificate of Graduate Study is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Glassboro, NJ campus.. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses), which are possible to complete in 1 to 2 consecutive semesters.


  • 3 Courses/ 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 3 S.H.
EDPA 02510 Introduction to Policy Analysis 3
Elective Courses: 6 S.H.
EDPA 02520 Colloquium in Public Policy 3
POSC 07520 Colloquium in Political Science 3
ECON 04520 Colloquium in Economics 3
EDPA 02540 Environmental Economic Policy 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Public Policy Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1