Design Solutions

Many public employees have degrees in technical fields but lack advanced skills in public policy. This graduate-level certificate, which uses existing courses in the Master of Public Administration program, provides you with an opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and training by completing a short set of classes. Study policy analysis, applied research methods and performance measurement while earning a certificate that will help you build better analytical skills to design solutions to public sector problems.


flexible course deliver options: online, in person or a combination


advising for coursework


credits for online public policy certificate


Joint Degrees

Outside the Classroom

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    Pi Alpha Alpha

    University of Montana’s Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha (UMPAA) fosters innovative applied learning experiences and scholarship in public administration, policy and affairs. By serving the students, alumni and associates of the University of Montana, UMPAA strives to enhance the experiences of its members and community by providing opportunities for professional development, applied learning and networking through academic and professional support.

Also in the Law School

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    Max S. Baucus Institute

    The work of the Max S. Baucus Institute is an extension of the important bipartisan, consensus-building public service Ambassador Baucus exemplified during his long and distinguished career. Situated within the law school, the Baucus Institute is where policymakers, lawyers, politicians, leading academics and students interact on a global scale.

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