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Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis provides an opportunity for students in a variety of graduate programs to obtain the tools necessary to analyze and to shape public policy at the local, state, and national levels. Students will gain an understanding of the political and legal processes of policymaking, will develop skills central to conducting research on policy questions, and will learn techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of competing policies.


This certificate is open to all students enrolled in Northeastern graduate degree programs who are in good academic standing (B or better GPA). The certificate requires four courses, totaling 12 semester hours. Current and prospective students should refer to the 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog for a description of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis curriculum.


Requirements and policies subject to change. For up-to-date information, contact Brianna Freeman or view the official graduate catalogue for a full listing of graduate level courses. Additional information about CSSH graduate certificates is available here.