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Executive Leadership Postbaccalaureate Certificate

HHH Leadership and Management Academic Program
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Contact Information
Student Services, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-3800; fax: 612-626-0002)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2016. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Executive Leadership PBacc Certificate
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.
Public safety professionals face extraordinary challenges that require innovative thinking and an interdisciplinary approach. The Certificate in Executive Leadership: Public Safety provides mid-career professionals knowledge and skills in leadership, management, public policy, and communication for greater success plus increased potential for advancement to serve in chief, deputy, director, and mid- to senior-level leadership positions. Intended for working professionals in law enforcement, fire, emergency management, emergency health services, and related public safety fields, the program was designed by highly respected leaders in those same fields. The program allows students to complete a professional graduate-level certificate in an integrative cohort format in nine months, earning 12 graduate credits that can serve as a stepping stone to the mid-career Master of Public Affairs degree.
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
7 years minimum (10 years preferred) of professional experience in public safety or related fields. A complete application will include Graduate School application, personal statement, resume or C.V., transcripts, TOEFL scores (if applicable), at least two letters of recommendation (preferred from candidate's organizational supervisor and from a community professional colleague), and optional diversity statement.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
    • Total Score: 7.0
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
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.
Program Requirements
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.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Required Courses
PA 5057 {Inactive} (6.0 cr)
PA 5058 {Inactive} (6.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Public Safety
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