Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Post-baccalaureate certificate programs at the Bloustein School are designed for students who already hold an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. The certificates enable students to develop cross-disciplinary expertise in a particular subject area. Certificate programs are shorter than graduate degree programs and can usually be completed in less than one year on a full-time schedule.

Students who successfully complete the 12-credit curriculum in a specific program area are eligible to apply for the Bloustein School’s corresponding master’s degree program and, if admitted, use their credits as part of their degree requirements.

Certificate in
Public Policy

The 12-credit Certificate in Public Policy allows non-matriculated students, who have completed an undergraduate degree from a nationally or internationally accredited program to enhance their knowledge and skills in the applied and interdisciplinary field of public policy. It is designed for students who are interested in applied, policy-related work. Upon successful completion of the 12-credit curriculum, students may wish to apply to the Bloustein School’s Master of Public Policy (48-credit program) or to the Executive Master of Public Affairs and Politics (30-credit program).

Certificate in
Public and Urban Informatics

The 12-credit Certificate in Public and Urban Informatics allows non-matriculated students, who have completed an undergraduate degree from a nationally or internationally accredited program to enhance their data and informatics skills to the application of planning and public policy topics. Upon successful completion of the 12-credit curriculum, students may wish to apply to the Bloustein School’s 36-credit Master of Public Informatics.