Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management

Offered by: Virginia Tech
Type: Certificates
Format: Online (asynchronous)
Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

VT | Certificate | Hybrid – The Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management program consists of four 3-credit hour courses, for a total of twelve hours of graduate coursework. Students are required to complete all four courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better in order to earn the certificate. All courses are taught by experienced, highly-qualified Virginia local government practitioners in a hybrid online delivery method.  Utilizing virtual classroom capabilities, classes are taught simultaneously around the state.

Courses & Requirements

12 credit hours | Course Checklist

Students are exposed to a full spectrum of local government issues, service delivery options, and management tools. The analysis of a real-life, local government case study is central to each classroom experience. Case studies are used within the courses to emphasize the relationship between the political and management worlds that all local government managers must understand and navigate in order to be successful.

Cost & Financial Aid

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Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, you will have access to:

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