Note: the tuition rate for this program has not yet been approved. This page will be updated in January 2019.
|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
|Graduate certificate in Public Management||1 year|
The Public Management Certificate provides students with a solid foundation of understanding and skills in public-sector management. Students develop the ability to analyze governing institutions and the processes of modern government along with some of the basic skills and techniques required to manage effectively in the public sector. This certificate is designed for individuals currently working in the public sector who do not have a background in administration and who want to improve their administrative and management skills.
All students must complete the following course (3 credit units):
- JSGS 801 Governance and Administration
All students must complete two of the following elective courses (6 credit units):
- JSGS 802 Public Finance
- JSGS 807 Statistics for Public Managers
- JSGS 808 Ethical Leadership and Democracy in Public Service
- JSGS 815 Strategic Human Resource Management
- JSGS 828 Project Management
- JSGS 847 Strategic Planning
- JSGS 853 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- JSGS 882 Strategic Management in the Public Sector
About the School
Located at both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy has swiftly become one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. Committed to providing a relevant, theoretical and competency based education, the school draws on the expertise of leading scholars and former senior public servants to inform classroom discussions on issues that are important to our communities.
Tuition for this program has not yet been formally approved. We will update this page in January 2019 with official figures.
Graduate certificate in Public Management
- Applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university
- An average of 70% or better must be maintained during the final two years (60 credit units) of the undergraduate program or in the graduate program if students are entering the certificate program after a graduate degree
- Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 86 is required with a minimum score of 20 in each area, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each area, or another approved test as outlined in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Information and Policies.
Submit an online application
Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:
- Graduate-level Certificates application
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- The names and email addresses of your three referees
- Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
- Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended
The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.
Submitting required documents
Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:
Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:
- It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8
- Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
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