Certificate in City/County Management
The graduate Certificate in City/County Management is designed for students interested in acquiring the foundational training to advance a career in public service leadership. Working with top faculty and mentors — and with the bustling city of Los Angeles as an unmatched resource — students gain professional skills and knowledge to achieve career aspirations.
The Certificate in City/County Management consists of 16 units of graduate course work.
|Required Courses (16 units)||Units|
|PPD 500||Intersectoral Leadership||2|
|PPD 541||Public Financial Management and Budgeting||4|
|PPD 542||Policy and Program Evaluation||4|
|PPD 651||Seminar in the Administration of Local Government||4|
|PPD 685||Human Resources Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors||2|
Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in City/County Management who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC (and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA) need only to submit appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.
Prospective Applicants — Applicants for the Certificate in City/County Management who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admission website.
Applicants must submit the following items:
- Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended sent directly to our office.Office of Recruitment and Admissions
650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
Los Angeles, CA 90089
- Resume (upload via online application)
- Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)
July 1 – Fall Semester
Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.