Graduate CertificatePublic Finance

Wichita State's graduate certificate in public finance is ideal for state, county and local professionals looking to increase their knowledge and skills—while enhancing their careers. The certificate can also be completed as part of WSU's Master of Public Administration program and is offered in a fully online format.

Learn how Public Finance is the right fit for you.

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To complete the 12-credit-hour graduate certificate, you’ll take the following courses:

  • Public Sector Economics
  • Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Public Financial Management
  • State and Local Government Budgeting

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program:

  • For those already enrolled in graduate school, simply complete the Declaration of Intent to Pursue a Certificate Form.
  • Prospective students need to use the graduate school application form, as if you are enrolling in graduate school. If you are only pursuing a certificate, simply select "Non-Degree Admission: Category A."