This program is designed for men and women who work or desire to work in budgeting, policy formulation, financial management, or program evaluation offices of government agencies. The program prepares candidates with such skills as defining a problem; conducting cost benefit analysis; utilizing basic statistical techniques; conducting behavioral/
political analysis; preparing and presenting reports; learning to blend qualitative, behavioral, and political skills necessary for success as an analyst in government.
Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a CSULB degree program.
In addition to general admission requirements, students should be employed in public service or related activities, or have a goal of public service‑related activities.
A minimum of 18 course units in graduate course work, including 4 required and 2 elective courses.