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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
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Certified Public Managers, Graduate Certificate

Department: Political Science

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.

Admission Requirements

Public administrators with at least a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to enroll in the BSU CPM program for graduate degree credit.

All applicants must submit:

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resumé
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Personal statement: Prepare a brief essay on your interest in public service and how certification as a public manager would support your aspiration for the future

Application Deadlines
Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

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