|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 (three credit units):
- JSGS 801 Governance and Administration
All students must complete two of the following elective courses (six 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
The JSGS certificate programs at the University of Saskatchewan schedule an academic break during the Spring/Summer term, which runs May through August. During a scheduled academic break, certificate students may still choose to continue to study, or they may take a break from studies for the term. Please note that due to limited availability of course offerings during the Spring/Summer term, there may not always be course offerings available which are relevant to the students’ programs of study.
Please note that only those registered in the Graduate certificate in Public Management will earn the certificate. The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program and the courses can be applied to the completion of the MPA.
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.
|JSGS Graduate Certificates (Social Economy, Public Policy Analysis, Public Management, Non-Profit Management, Economic Analysis for Public Policy) per course||$1,422.24 CAD||*|
Tuition is assessed at a rate of $1,422.24 per 3 credit unit course. *International students pay an additional $1,227.75 per term.
In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.
|Fall 2021||Winter 2022||Spring 2022||Summer 2022|
|Student fees||$759.62 CAD||$300.59 CAD||$27.50 CAD||$27.50 CAD|
Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.
Graduate certificate in Public Management
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English 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 Policies.
- a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are evaluated in the order in which they are completed. Therefore, it is to your advantage to submit your completed application as early as possible, as enrollment is limited. The admission process is competitive and later applications may be at a disadvantage. Entry is possible in any term.
- The latest application deadline for fall entry is:
- May 1 for international students and
- July 1 for domestic students.
- The latest application deadline for winter entry is:
- September 1 for international students and
- November 1 for domestic students.
- The latest application deadline for spring entry is:
- January 1 for international students and
- March 1 for domestic students.
To meet these deadlines, all components of your application must be received by the dates above. Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed nor will they be deferred to future terms.
Submit an online application
Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- Contact information of your three referees
- For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
- Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions
The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $120 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
Submit required documents
Once you've submitted your online application, you will have access to upload your required documents, and provide the contact information for your references. To do this, go to the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab in your application, and upload the documents outlined below.
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