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Mini-MPA Certificate

Program Overview

TWO sessions available for Spring 2021!

Fully online programs begin February 1 and April 5, 2021.

Registration for February session now available - see below. 


The Center is pleased to once again offer the Mini-MPA™ certificate program with two convenient sessions for Spring 2021.

The Mini-MPA™ program provides the tools to build a successful career in public and non-profit management. This program, offered in collaboration with the Rutgers Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration is a fast-paced learning environment with an exceptional roster of instructors and industry professionals.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved.   

Designed for experienced managers in the public and nonprofit sectors, the Mini-Master of Public Administration™ (Mini-MPA™) certificate program ​is an accelerated, 30-hour program led by Rutgers faculty and experienced practitioners.

The program is asynchronous, running for four weeks, and includes an examination of critically important topics for public managers. Seminars provide participants with new skills, new ideas, and new ways of thinking about how they manage their work and teams.

The online format provides an engaging environment between faculty and participants, while fostering learning from a distance. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for up to three credits toward the Rutgers-Camden Executive MPA program.

Qualifies for veteran training.

For information related to taking our online courses, visit our Online Course Information page.

Quotes from Recent Program Participants: 

"The fact that the presenters were there for us and feedback was very good from the professors! Having the course available remotely was a huge advantage to my schedule and allowed me to take the time to engage myself fully in the program."

Summer 2020 Student

"Everyone was engaged and you were able to take the course on your own time."

Summer 2020 Student

"I was able to work at my own pace."

Summer 2020 Student

Current Curriculum

Certification (CEU's)

Cost and Discounts

Course Materials Included

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Read our Refund & other Policies

  • 10% off - Two or more registrations from the same organization
  • 15% off - 

- NJMMA member
- Attendees of 2019 Rutgers CGS conferences 
- First Responders


Program Location

This program is delivered via the Canvas learning management system. Students will be provided with a tutorial before the start of the program.


Enrollment Requirements

Participants should possess an undergraduate degree and/or have 5+ years of managerial experience in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.