Election Administration — Graduate Certificate
This graduate certificate is designed to provide students and practicing professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively in election administration specifically law and policy and critical contemporary issues facing the election administration community.
The Graduate Certificate in Election Administration is a 15 graduate credit hour certificate according to the courses outline below, and a 12 graduate credit hour certificate if the student has completed the CERA Program (Certified Election and Registration Administrators). CERA was developed by the Election Center (a national nonprofit organization also known as the National Association of Election Officials) along with Auburn MPA faculty, and is the only national certification program for election officials and vendors in the election administration arena. CERA includes 12 courses in professional education and development taught by Auburn faculty and other requirements established by the Election Center including substantial professional engagement in the field through research, conference presentations, and participation in working groups and other similar activities.
|POLI 6270||Seminar in Election Administration||3|
|POLI 6280||Election Administration Reform Policy (Election Regulation, Policy, and Reform)||3|
|POLI 7920||MPA Internship 1||3-6|
|Electives (choose any two)||6|
|Intergovernmental Relations and Federalism|
|Comparative Election Administration (Comparative Election Administration)|
|Issues in Public Administration 2|
CERA/CERV/CEM Certification can be used in place of POLI 7920
See advisor for approval of special topics (e.g., cyber and operational security; auditing and accountability)