Master's Certificates

Program Description

The JSGS offers a variety of Master’s Certificates designed to meet the needs of practicing public administrators, policy analysts and non-profit managers who already have an undergraduate degree, advanced degrees in another area, or significant experience, and who wish to increase their conceptual and technical skills in the fields of public administration or public policy. It will allow them to undertake the certificate with the goal of career advancement without making it necessary to complete the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or allow them to continue their education by moving into the regular MPA program.

Master’s Certificates are offered only at the University of Regina campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in entering the Master’s Certificate program must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum overall GPA of 70 per cent. There is also a mid-career option for admission, through which prospective students with at least five years of government or non-profit organization management experience may be admitted without an undergraduate degree.

Public Management Certificate

This certificate program provides students with a solid foundation of understanding and skills in public-sector management. Students will develop the ability to analyze governing institutions and the processes of modern government along with some of the basic skills and techniques required to manage effectively in the public sector. It may be of interest to individuals currently working in the public sector who do not have a background in administration and who want to improve their administrative and management skills.

Courses

  • Students must complete JSGS 801 – Governance and Administration (3 credit hs)
  • Two of the following elective courses (6 credits hrs):
    • JSGS 802 - Public Finance
    • JSGS 807 - Statistics for Public Managers
    • JSGS 808 - Ethical Leadership and Democracy in Public Service
    • JSGS 815 - Strategic Human Resource Management
    • JSGS 828 - Project Management
    • JSGS 847 - Strategic Planning 
    • JSGS 853 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Health Systems Management Certificate

This certificate program provides students with a good understanding of the complex issues that will be encountered by those managing health systems in today’s changing health care organizations. It will be of interest either to those currently working in health care administration or to those who want to move into health care administration.

Starting in Winter 2013, JSGS 837 will be offered online, with online versions of JSGS 817 and JSGS 827 to follow. These online offerings mean students will have the option to complete the certificate entirely via distance learning.

Courses

  • Students must complete JSGS 827 – Health Care Organization and Administration (3 credit hours)
  • Two of the following elective courses (6 credits hrs):
    • JSGS 817 - Health Policy
    • JSGS 832 - Population-Based Management 
    • JSGS 833 - Performance Measurement in Health Care Organizations
    • JSGS 834 - Financial Management in Health Care Organizations
    • JSGS 835AT - Health Law and Policy
    • JSGS 837 - Health Economics

Public Policy Analysis Certificate

This certificate program provides students with a basic foundation in public policy analysis, development and implementation. Students will develop analytical skills and gain a solid understanding of the basics of public policy implementation and development. It may be of interest either to those directly involved in policy analysis development or to those involved in policy decisions who want to increase their understanding of the overall policy processes.

Courses

  • Students must complete JSGS 806 – Public Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • Two of the following elective courses (6 credits hrs):
    • JSGS 805 - Economics for Public Policy Analysis
    • JSGS 807 - Statistics for Public Managers
    • JSGS 818 - Program Evaluation
    • JSGS 819 - Gender and Public Policy
    • JSGS 822 - Comparative Public Policy
    • JSGS 867 - Advanced Policy Analysis 

Economic Analysis for Public Policy Certificate

This certificate program provides students with the basic skills and techniques for sound economic analysis of public policy along with an understanding of the advantages or disadvantages of various policy models. It is designed for those currently working, or wanting to work, directly in the area of policy analysis in the public sector.

Course

  • Students must complete JSGS 806 – Public Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • Two of the following elective courses (6 credits hrs):
    • JSGS 803 - Quantitative Methods
    • JSGS 805 - Economics for Public Policy Analysis
    • JSGS 807 - Statistics for Public Managers
    • JSGS 820 - Micro-Economics for Policy Analysis
    • JSGS 821 - Macro-Economics for Policy Analysis
    • JSGS 837 - Health Economics 

Tuition

Tuition for domestic students in the Master's Certificate program is approximately $1,192 per three-credit-unit course. A total of nine credit units (three courses) are required to complete the Master's Certificate program. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

For a comprehensive list of living expenses, please visit the University of Regina's website.

Fact Sheet

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