Twin Cities Campus
Early Childhood Policy Postbaccalaureate Certificate
HHH Social Policy Academic Program
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-3800; fax 612-626-0002)
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The early childhood policy post-baccalaureate certificate gives students expertise in applying research-based knowledge to public policies affecting young children and the adults who care for them. In addition to completing coursework, students in the certificate program complete a capstone workshop or independent study focused on early childhood policy. These certificate components provide a vehicle for students to gain fundamental early childhood policy skills and knowledge and to foster connection between the University of Minnesota and the early childhood policy community. Students will have opportunities to participate in the work of the University of Minnesota's renowned Human Capital Research Collaborative.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission to the certificate will be allowed in fall and spring semesters. Admission decisions will be made by a subcommittee of the faculty advisory group. A complete application will include a Graduate School application, personal statement, resume or C.V., and transcripts.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
The 12-credit certificate consists of one cornerstone course: PA5413/CPSY 5413 - Early Childhood and Public Policy (3 cr), one policy elective (3 cr), one open elective (3 cr), and a capstone workshop, professional paper, or independent study focused on early childhood policy (PA 8081, 8082, 8921 or 8991). The certificate can be completed in two to four semesters.