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Leadership in Public Management

The leadership in public management certificate teaches you how to transform your organizations though innovative leadership techniques

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Serving the public also means leading people in public and nonprofit organizations. However, few of us are trained to be more effective leaders or managers. This certificate program teaches you how to transform your organizations though innovative leadership techniques.

The face-to-face program meets weekly in the late afternoon or evenings to meet your busy schedule. You learn in a supportive environment that will prepare you for the challenges of the twenty-first century.


Degrees & Offerings

Leadership in Public Management

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus

This 12-credit, four graduate-course certificate can be completed over two years when taking one class per semester and can be completely embedded into the Master's Program in Public Administration.

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For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to USD Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Departments & Facilities

Our faculty are experts in their fields, bringing practical experience in government, law and the nonprofit sector to the classroom.
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Political Science

Whether you are interested in a career in government and politics, law, the criminal justice system, international relations or a related field, the real-world experiences and connections you find in the Department of Political Science will help you get there.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know faculty and staff in the Department of Political Science. Our faculty are experts in their fields, contributing research and scholarship in American government, criminology, victimology, international human rights, gender politics, race/ethnicity in politics, comparative political economy, international law and more. They bring practical experience in government, law and the private sector to the classroom.
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David Earnest

Chair, Political Science
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Sandi Allred

Secretary
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Michael Card

Associate Professor
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Ilmira Dulyanova

Dir. Online Grad Prog & Coord.
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Matthew Fairholm

Professor/Coord, Grad Programs
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Jacqueline Faulhaber

Senior Lecturer/Adviser
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Ed Gerrish

Associate Professor
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Joshua Houy

Senior Lecturer
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Julia Hellwege

Assistant Professor
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Eric Jepsen

Professor/Coord Ungrad Study
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Sandy McKeown

Coord, Criminal Justice
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Thomas Mrozla

Assistant Professor
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Lynita Newswander

Senior Lecturer
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Shane Nordyke

Coordinator, Chiesman Center
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Timothy Schorn

Assoc Prof/Coord Int'l Studies
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Laura Wiemers

Program Assistant II
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Network with Peers in the Region and Across the Nation

Take advantage of new opportunities to network with peers and to become better equipped to evaluate programs and become a strong leader to manage your organization into the future. You can expand your resources and professional qualifications to provide an avenue toward a more rewarding career with options to boost your earning potential.

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