Quick Facts

We are currently not accepting new applications for the Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance. Classes in collaborative governance, negotiation and conflict management are still available but the sequence of online courses is currently no longer supported.

  • 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.