Certificate in Economic Development
Students seeking any of the graduate certificates in public administration must be graduate students in good standing either in a degree bound program or in nondegree, Category A status. Students should contact the Graduate School to determine if they need to apply for admission to this status, or need to reactivate their enrollment file. Students who have not completed graduate coursework at Wichita State University will need to apply for admission to degree status or nondegree, Category A status in public administration, by submitting an application and application fee to the Graduate School. Two official transcripts from all prior schools attended must be sent directly to the Graduate School from the institution issuing the transcript, or must be submitted to the Graduate School office in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if issued to student. Admission to pursue a certificate program in public administration requires a GPA of 3.000 (4.000 system) in the last 60 credit hours of coursework, including any postgraduate work.
This graduate certificate program offers advanced study in economic development by state and local governments. The program enhances students’ career opportunities and provides state and local practitioners in economic development an avenue to improve their skills.
The required courses are:
|PADM 760||State and Local Economic Development||3|
|PADM 771||Planning Process||3|
|RE 619||Urban Land Development||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Public and Nonprofit Financial Management|
|Public Financial Management|
|Real Estate Investment Analysis|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Successful completion of these certificate requirements is noted on the student’s university transcript, and a graduate certificate is awarded by Wichita State University.
Application for the certificate program requires completion of a bachelor’s degree, core prerequisites and admission to the Graduate School.