The Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance is designed for those who work in government, non-profit organizations or the corporate sector where cooperation with other institutions, stakeholders and the public at large is important. The certificate program prepares students to effectively participate in and manage collaboration across institutional and sectoral boundaries in an increasingly networked world. This certificate program is an appropriate addition to any Master's or Doctoral degree program on campus; and is also an area of concentration in the MPA program in the department.
The School of Government and Public Policy was formed in 2009 by combining two highly ranked programs – Political Science and Public Administration and Policy - and bringing them under a single roof. Located in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, SGPP is one of the largest schools at the University of Arizona and is uniquely situated to serve as a new model for public affairs education by promoting high-caliber research, teaching, community outreach, and civic leadership.
By offering leading programs in political science, international relations, public policy, and public management, SGPP prepares students for leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
GRE test scores are not required for admission to the Collaborative Governance certificate program.
International applicants must meet English proficiency standards as required by the Graduate College. Additional information can be found here.
Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid, Graduate College or departmental funding.
Fall Application Deadline: August 1st for both incoming domestic and international applicants.
Spring Application Deadline: November 1st for both incoming domestic and international applicants.
Note for Current Degree-Seeking Graduate Students: Rolling admission is available throughout the fall and spring semesters for all current students already enrolled in a graduate program. However, applicants are encouraged to apply early and no later than the last day of classes for each semester. Specific dates can be found on the Academic Calendar.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
9 units (3 units/course)
Minimum GPA in core coursework: 3.0
3 units required
Students may select a graduate level course appropriate to the study of Collaborative Governance from SGPP (PA/POL), Law, Journalism, Communication or Psychology. Students should consult with department prior to enrollment of selected course.
Minimum GPA in elective coursework: 3.0
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.