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Certificate Programs for Communication and Program Planning and Evaluation

Students enrolled at the Clinton School of Public Service can now add skill-building certificates in Communication for Social Change or Program Planning and Program Evaluation for Social Change while earning their Master of Public Service.

The Communication for Social Change certificate is designed to help public service leaders improve their impact, performance, and effectiveness as communicators. It responds to significant interest from non-governmental organizations, nonprofits, and government bodies who are seeking graduates with strong written and oral communication skills, and offers a special focus on developing leadership skills that inspire people to create solutions for complex challenges in their communities.

To earn their Communication for Social Change certificate, students must complete a total of three courses and a Capstone project focused on communication strategies for social change.

Curriculum Requirements for the Communication for Social Change Certificate:

CSPS 7303 – Communication and Social Exchange
CSPS 7383 – Professional Communication and Civic Engagement
CSPS 7314 – Advocacy in Public Service
CSPS 7320 – Capstone project focused on communication strategies for social change

The Program Planning and Evaluation for Social Change Certificate teaches students how to analyze data to produce real change in the communities they’ll go on to serve. It aligns with existing Clinton School learning goals, including for students to be strong in the areas of field research, information collection techniques and methods, and in evaluating the implementation, outcome, and impact of a project.

To earn their Program Planning and Evaluation for Social Change certificate, students must complete a total of three courses and a Capstone project focused on program planning, development and/or evaluation.

Curriculum Requirements for the Program Planning and Evaluation for Social Change Certificate:

CSPS 7333 – Program Planning and Development
CSPS 7334 – Program Evaluation
CSPS 7315 – Data Analysis
CSPS 7320 – Capstone project focused on program planning, development and/or evaluation