The Public Administration program offers a Certified Public Managers (CPM) Program as accredited through the National Certified Public Managers Consortium. The program is an opportunity to develop public leaders in Massachusetts through a certificate program, to serve as a resource for public service training and education in southeast Massachusetts, and to recruit students for the MPA program.
The BSU CPM program provides 325 hours of instruction to public administrators in Massachusetts. Participants must successfully complete twelve (12) courses with at least twenty-five (25) hours of instruction in order to receive certification. The CPM program courses will be tied directly to the one-credit module courses in the BSU Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program, of which three are required for MPA graduation. Up to six credits can be transferable from the CPM to the MPA program.
Public administrators with at least a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to enroll in the BSU CPM program for graduate degree credit.
Students seeking credit toward the MPA program will use the admission process for the Public Administration, MPA.