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Collaborative Governance (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

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 a concentration in the MPA program in the department.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Government and Public Policy -

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  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Elena R Cruz
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elena R Cruz
Director of Graduate Studies
Kirk Emerson
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

We require a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for current students, online application, transcripts and a resume.

Standardized Tests

No required tests

Financial Aid

No departmental funding is available

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall:  August 1st

International Applicants:

  • Fall:  May 1st
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

This is a 12 unit, 4 course certificate program.  There are three core classes and several classes to choose from for the one elective. The Graduate College requires a cum. 3.0 GPA at all times.  You may use up to all 12 units dually for another University of Arizona concurrent program with approval from your home department.

Minor Requirements


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Last revised 26 Jun 2015