Program Overview

Registration for Spring 2020 Open!

April class registration

The Mini-MPA certificate 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-past learning environment with an exceptional roster of instructors and industry professionals. Current professionals and Veterans can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a program that qualifies as veteran training.

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. Successful course completion is accepted for three graduate credits toward the MPA degree, by the Rutgers-Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration.

The five-day program 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 format is designed to allow for maximum interaction between faculty and participants, with limited class sizes and weekly luncheon discussions. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for up to three credits toward the Rutgers-Camden Executive MPA program.

Current Curriculum

Certification (CEU's)

Cost and Discounts

Course Materials

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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 Rutgers Spring '19 conferences 
- Uniformed Officers 


Program Location

Classes will be held at 3 Rutgers Plaza, in New Brunswick. The state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with smart technology.


Enrollment Requirements

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