Program Overview:

Global Policy

Learn key issues addressed by global policy, such as development goals, the environment, financial regulation, nuclear proliferation, democratization and state-building. Students in the Global Policy certificate program will build the tools, training and knowledge necessary to lead policy development in an increasingly interdependent world while engaging various governments, private industries, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. 

Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses. In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.

This certificate program can be completed on campus or online.


  • MPPA 407-0 OR 407-DL Scope and Theory of Public Policy
  • MPPA 407-DL Scope and Theory of Public Policy
  • MPPA 440-0 International Institutions
  • MPPA 440-DL International Institutions
  • MPPA 450-0 OR 450-DL Global Economic Policy
  • MPPA 450-DL Global Economic Policy
  • MPPA 452-DL The Global City
  • MPPA 452-DL The Global City
  • MPPA 490-0 Spec Topics: U.S. Foreign Policy
  • MPPA 490-DL Special Topics: US and Global Environmental Policy