How will you augment your degree?

Harris Public Policy offers a number of certificates that allow our full-time master's students to specialize in particular areas of inquiry. Each certificate has a faculty director, and most are managed through a research center. Requirements for each certificate are set at the beginning of each academic year and are detailed in the pages that follow.

Fast Facts for Current Students 

  • Certificates are posted to your transcript when you graduate (so you would get an MPP with a certificate in municipal finance, for example).

  • Courses taken toward certificates also count toward your degree requirements.

  • Students get preference for registration for courses included in certificates they are pursuing.

  • Students can pursue up to three certificates.

  • Some certificates have an application process, some have open enrollment. To sign up for one of the certificates that does not have an application process, please just let your academic advisor know and we’ll add your name to the list for that certificate.

  • Your advisor can help you plan and track your progress toward certificates.

Questions about certificates can be directed to your advisor or to the contact person(s) listed for each certificate.

    David Meltzer


    David Meltzer

    David O. Meltzer is currently leading a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation Challenge award to study the effects of improved continuity in doctor patient relationships on the costs and outcomes of care for frequently hospitalized Medicare patients.