The certificate program in Policy Analysis and Evaluation is offered by the Master of Public Administration program at Penn State Harrisburg, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
This certificate is delivered in person via Penn State Harrisburg.
Purpose/ Who Should Apply/What You Will Learn
The purpose of the certificate is to prepare policy analysts, policy/program evaluation specialists, and program and service managers who work for governments and not-for-profit organizations for professional analytical tasks in the following areas:
rigorous theoretical and practical knowledge in research and evaluation designs
- data analysis methods. These methods include, but not limited to, various spreadsheet application, geospatial analyses, forecasting, regression analysis methods, and cost-benefit analysis
The certificate program in Policy Analysis and Evaluation requires taking four courses (12 credits) — four required courses. Courses taken in this certificate program may be applied toward the completion of the MPA program.
Degree Conferred: Certificate only