Certificate programs to bolster your skillset

The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance offers graduate certificates for working professionals as well as for current UW graduate students.

Working Professionals

The first of Evans School’s new graduate certificates is designed for working professionals.

The Evans School’s new graduate certificate in Building Resilient Local Governments is designed to equip local government officials with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to build organizational resilience and respond to the increasingly complex challenges they face.

The Evans School’s new graduate certificate in Leading Public Innovation provides practical knowledge, frameworks, and tools to public service leaders committed to improving the equity, inclusiveness, and effectiveness of systems that deliver public programs and services.

Current UW Graduate Students

The Evans School offers two certificates for which all UW graduate students are eligible to apply. Each certificate includes required and elective coursework and a final portfolio and short analytic paper.

The International Development Policy and Management Certificate program (IDCP) offers students a foundation for addressing complex questions of poverty and development. The IDCP “transcriptable” certificate has been earned by 225 UW graduate students from 14 departments and Schools, and allows students to study current topics in international policy, management and economics in a disciplinarily diverse classroom.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate program (NMCP) gives you the tools and framework needed to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector today.