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.

Public Policy Analysis Graduate Certificate Requirements (4 courses, 12 semester hours) – Degree Students Only
Semester Hours
Core Courses (Required, 3 courses, 9 semester hours)
LPSC 6313 Economic Analysis for Policy and Planning
3 SH
LPSC 7305 Research and Statistical Methods
3 SH
LPSC 7311 Strategizing Public Policy
3 SH
Selective Course – Choose 1 (3 semester hours)
PPUA 6205 Research Design and Methodology in Urban and Regional Policy
3 SH
PPUA 6509 Techniques of Program Evaluation
3 SH
View course descriptions through the Course Catalog

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Information accurate as of Spring 2015. Requirements and policies subject to change. For up-to-date information, contact Kathryn Higgins or view the official graduate catalogue for a full listing of graduate level courses.