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Certificate in Public Procurement


Procurement is a specialty with a growing demand within all three sectors – public, private, and nonprofit. It is also one of the better paid sub-fields in public administration. A Management Certificate in Public Procurement (MCPP) offers a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in entering the field to obtain the training and education needed.

The Department of Public Administration sponsors Certificates through our Center for Extended Learning. 

Please note, these Certificates are separate from the MPA.

Management Certificate in Public Procurement

Completion Requirements

To earn the MCPP, a student must complete five courses with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better.

  • Fundamentals of Public Procurement (waived for MPA students who complete PA661 as part of the MPA program)
  • Public Procurement Process, Ethics, and Law
  • Project Management in Public Procurement
  • Best Value Analysis and Negotiation
  • Contract Formulation and Administration

General Course Description

  • Each course is fully online.
  • Each course is scheduled for five weeks.
  • Students can start the program with any course.
  • Students can sign up for a single course only. 

Admission Criteria

To enroll in the MCPP, a prospective student must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or have five or more years of experience in public procurement or a related field.