What will I learn?

Are you interested in working for a nonprofit or the government? The Graduate Certificate in Public Economics teaches the economic principles and empirical techniques necessary for leadership in these organizations.

Success

After earning this certificate, you will be able to: Develop an in-depth understanding of the institutions and incentives for careers in the public sector. Students are prepared to enter fields that include public health, education, environmental policy, and many others; Analyze and synthesize economic data sets from government agencies; Demonstrate statistical programming language skills and modelling techniques; Present findings from an economic analysis project, both in writing and in front of an audience.

Graduates with a public economics certificate demonstrate to future employers that they are trained in the analytical techniques, methodologies, and economic theories necessary to succeed in a public service career.

Which department am I in?

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$28,972.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

20 December 2021, 31 July 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 22 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,

CINCINNATI,

Ohio,

45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School). Standardized Tests of English Proficiency: Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

For international students

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School).

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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