Quick Facts

  • 12 graduate credit hours are required for completion of the Collaborative Goverance Certificate.
  • Three of the four courses are available online and the program is designed with distance learners in mind.
  • The fourth course is skill-building training that requires in-person participation during one semester or three intensive weekend workshops.
  • Students must have a master's degree or have equivalent experience (4 years of professional experience) to be admitted into this program. 
  • There is no requirement for a GRE or other test scores (except for appropriate English Proficiency tests).
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • Three units or one graduate course may be transferred from another UA program or accredited university with permission from the program director.
  • Students already enrolled in a UA graduate degree program may complete the CG Certificate concurrently.
  • Courses taken for the Collaborative Governance Certificate may be applied in the future towards the MPA program.
  • MPA students can complete a graduate concentration (or minor) in Collaborative Governance by taking 9 credit hours in the program.
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate course work.