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School of Public and
Environmental Affairs
2001-2003 Graduate
Academic Bulletin

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School of Public and
Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Conflict Management
Certificate in Environmental Affairs
Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management
Certificate in Health Systems Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Public Management

Six graduate certificates are offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs—Certificate in Conflict Management on the Bloomington campus; Certificate in Environmental Affairs on the Northwest campus; Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses; Certificate in Health Systems Management on the Indianapolis and South Bend campuses; Certificate in Nonprofit Management on the Bloomington, Indianapolis, Northwest, and South Bend campuses; and Certificate in Public Management on the Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest, and South Bend campuses. Certificate programs are flexible and adaptable to the needs of either precareer or in-service students.

Admission

Admission Eligibility
The student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university to apply. For the Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management, applicants must have completed one year of general chemistry.

Application
Application forms and literature may be obtained from the same SPEA offices that offer material for the graduate degree programs.

Students should apply to the SPEA admissions office on the campus where they plan to enroll.

Application Deadlines
Application deadlines for the certificate programs vary by campus. For specific guidelines, check with the campus to which you are applying.

Application Fee
Students must pay a nonrefundable application fee.

Program Restrictions
  1. Students enrolled in a certificate program must complete it within 15 credit hours of approved SPEA course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B). Failure to do so results in automatic dismissal from the certificate program.
  2. Students who have completed more than three SPEA courses are not eligible for admission to a certificate program.
  3. Transfer credit, course substitutions, or course waivers are not accepted for meeting the Public Management, Nonprofit Management, or Health Systems Management certificate requirements. Students in the Hazardous Materials Management Certificate Program may utilize these options; however, they must first have the approval of their campus graduate program advisors.
  4. Students admitted to a SPEA graduate degree program are not eligible for admission to the certificate program or eligible for the awarding of a certificate.
  5. Admission to or successful completion of a certificate program does not guarantee subsequent admission to SPEA graduate degree program.
  6. Students enrolled in the certificate program who apply to SPEA’s graduate degree programs must meet all existing admission requirements.
  7. Students planning to request admission to a SPEA graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program should refer to the application procedure presented earlier in this bulletin.

Certificate in Conflict Management

(Bloomington)

The Certificate in Conflict Management is a 15-credit-hour program of study in conflict management and dispute resolution. It is offered at the Bloomington campus.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA V547 Negotiations and Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA V565 Environmental Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
SPEA V570 Public Sector Labor Relations (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)
Two graduate courses in the field of conflict management or dispute resolution from the following list or other courses as approved by an advisor.
SPEA E512 Risk Communication (3 cr.)
SPEA V561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V569 Managing Interpersonal Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA V675 Issues and Problems in the Public Sector: Personnel and Labor Relations (3 cr.)
LAW B620 Negotiations (3 cr.)
LAW B629 Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
LAW B663/664 Labor Law (3 cr.)
LAW B701 Juvenile Justice (3 cr.)
LAW B719 Employment Law (3 cr.)
LAW B771 Mediation (3 cr.)
LAW B788 Labor Arbitration (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Environmental Affairs

(Northwest)

The Certificate in Environmental Affairs is a 15-credit-hour program of study in environmental affairs and is offered on the Northwest campus. The program is flexible enough to adapt to the needs of precareer or inservice persons and to individuals with varying degrees of experience. Individuals currently employed in industry, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector in environmentally related positions who have technical backgrounds but who seek greater insight and formal education on economic, policy, and legal issues related to the critical environmental issues will find the program particularly beneficial.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA V517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA V520 Environmental Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V645 Environmental Law (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)
Two additional SPEA graduate courses are selected with the approval of the student’s advisor. Among possible additional courses include:
SPEA E549 Environmental Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V550 Topics in Public Affairs: Environmental Crime (3 cr.)
SPEA V571 State and Local Environmental Management (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management

(Bloomington and Indianapolis)

The Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management is a 15-credit-hour program of study and is offered at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. The program provides managers and technicians in concerned organizations and agencies, public and private, with training in the management of hazardous materials. The certificate program provides an information base that these managers and technicians can use to develop, implement, manage, and assess hazardous waste programs for local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Graduate students in other disciplines can use the program to supplement their primary fields with course work in hazardous materials management, possibly using the certificate courses as part of a doctoral or master’s minor.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA E510 Hazardous Materials Regulation (3 cr.)
SPEA E520 Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E542 Hazardous Materials (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)
Two of the following courses:
SPEA E515 Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3 cr.)
SPEA E526 Applied Mathematics for Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA E536 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)
SPEA E552 Environmental Engineering (3 cr.)
SPEA E553 Creation and Solution of Environmental Models (3 cr.)
SPEA E554 Groundwater Flow Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA E555 Topics in Environmental Science: Limnology (2-3 cr.)
SPEA E560 Environmental Risk Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA E562 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H433 Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health (3 cr.)
GEOL G430 Principles of Hydrology (3 cr.)
GEOL G451 Principles of Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
GEOL G551 Advanced Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
GEOL G585 Environmental Geochemistry (3 cr.)

Or other specialty courses with the approval of the campus graduate program advisor.

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Certificate in Health Systems Management

(Indianapolis and South Bend)

The Certificate in Health Systems Management is a 15-credit-hour program of study and is offered at the Indianapolis and South Bend campuses. The certificate program is designed to serve administrators and physicians who are actively engaged in managerial duties, physicians and health care workers who may want to pursue managerial duties in the future, or those who want to gain greater understanding of the structure, processes, and goals of their health care organizations and the environment in which they operate.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA H501 U.S. Health Care: Systems, Policies, and Ethical Challenges (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V545 The U.S. Health Care System (3 cr.)
SPEA H502 Developing Strategic Capability (3 cr.) (for Indianapolis students only)
SPEA H503 Principles of Health Systems Management and Policy Development (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V631 Health Planning (3 cr.) (for South Bend students only)
SPEA H509 Financial Management Principles of Health Care (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)
Two additional SPEA graduate courses are selected with the approval of the student’s advisor with 3 credit hours devoted to managed care.

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

(Bloomington, Indianapolis, Northwest, and South Bend)

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a 15-credit-hour program of study and is offered at the Bloomington, Indianapolis, Northwest, and South Bend campuses. The certificate is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like exposure to the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues but who do not wish or need to pursue a degree in nonprofit management. The certificate complements other courses of study or career experience in such areas as social work, library science, and parks and recreation. Students pursuing a nonprofit management certificate gain an understanding of how to work in and with nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA V522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)
Two additional SPEA graduate courses are selected with the approval of the student’s advisor. A sampling of current course titles includes: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Ethics and Values of Philanthropy, Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations, Public Relations in Nonprofits, and History of Philanthropy in the West.

Students interested in continuing for the Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) should consider selecting the electives from the nonprofit management concentration.

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Certificate in Public Management

(Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest, South Bend)

The Certificate in Public Management program is a 15-credit-hour program of study in public management and is offered at the Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest, and South Bend campuses. The certificate program is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of precareer and inservice individuals. Graduate students in other disciplines can use the program to supplement their primary fields with course work in public management, possibly using the certificate courses as part or all of a doctoral or master’s degree minor. Career employees of public and private sector agencies seeking courses in public management, and especially those changing from professional or technical roles to managerial roles, find the certificate program beneficial.

Certificate Requirements

(15 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SPEA V502 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA V561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)

Electives (6 credit hours)
Two additional SPEA graduate public affairs courses approved by the program director.

Note: Students interested in continuing on for the Master of Public Affairs degree should consider selecting the two elective courses from the M.P.A. core; one of the courses recommended is V506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making. These courses may also be applied to the Master of Planning upon admission to the M.Pl. program.

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