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Are you a college graduate seeking to move up in government administration or transition to government or a nonprofit from the private sector?

Our post-baccalaureate certificate in public sector management is designed to help students develop the unique skills required in government offices or nonprofit agencies, including written and oral communications, budgeting and managing personnel, the making of public policy and navigating the legal environment in which these agencies operate.

Required Courses

The certificate requires 15 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 to be awarded a certificate.

Core requirement (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics 3
Certificate Requirement
Select four courses from the list below (12 credits)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society 3
POLS-Y 303 Formation of Public Policy in the United States 3
POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States 3
POLS-Y 401 Topics in Political Science - Seminar in Grant Writing, cross listed with PSY-P 457 3
POLS-Y 402 Politics of the Budgetary Process 3
POLS-Y 403 Legal Issues in Public Bureaucracy 3
POLS-Y 404 Political Issues in Public Personnel Administration 3

Admission Process

To apply for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, you must submit the following:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. This fee is not required if you have previously applied for undergraduate admission at any Indiana University Campus.
  • Official transcripts from the college/university awarding your bachelor's degree.


For more information and advising, please contact Dana Gohmann, M.Ed., lead academic advisor in the School of Social Sciences.

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Lead Academic Advisor/Assistant to the Dean

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2391

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