Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management

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Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

VT | Certificate | On-site – The certificate 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. The courses are designed to provide a challenging, master’s level, “real-world-based” educational opportunity in local government management and public policy. Coursework engage faculty, practitioners, and graduate students in research and study designed to improve the quality of local government management, policy making and public service.

Courses & Requirements

12 credit hours | Course Checklist

The courses comprising the graduate certificate were designed to provide a challenging, master’s level, “real world”-based educational opportunity in local government management and public policy. The courses engage faculty, practitioners, and graduate students in systematic research and study designed to improve the quality of local government management, policy making, and public service.

Cost & Financial Aid

Requests for financial assistance should be directed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in Blacksburg at (540) 231-5179.

The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center programs are primarily for part-time students and financial assistance is unavailable. Virginia K-12 teachers under contract usually have reduced tuition at state universities. Contact the School of Education at (540) 231-1802 for more information.

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 Virginia Tech, you will have access to:

How to Apply

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For more information on this program, visit http://www.cpap.vt.edu/academics/localgov/