The Public Policy Administration at UMSL offers a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management, plus noncredit Chancellor's Certificates related to local government: the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, and the Fundamentals of Economic Development.

The Graduate Certificate serves graduate students in the Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) program who are pursuing an emphasis in local government, and careers in the public sector. The certificate provides students with opportunities to study and develop a working knowledge of local governments that will be valuable for future career endeavors. Program topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Resources
  • City Administration
  • Urban Politics
  • Public Finance
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Printable brochure - Graduate Certificate

Offering the certificate helps link the university community and the local government professional community, providing opportunities for our students to interact with local government management professionals through a required internship.

The noncredit Fundamentals of Economic Development Chancellor's Certificate covers economic and community development concepts and tools to attract, assess, and support development and redevelopment opportunities in our communities. The course is generally offered in the spring.

The noncredit Fundamentals of Planning & Zoning Chancellor's Certificate is aimed at municipal/county planners, zoning officials, elected officials, city council members, and others seeking to learn more about local planning and the decisions involved.

Please contact us for more information.

How to Reach Local Government Management at UMSL

Local Government Management at UMSL Office:
Local Government Programs
One University Boulevard, 347 Social Science and Business/SSB
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: (314) 516-6388

Email: Adriano Udani,