Graduate Diploma In Public Policy And Governance

About the Programme

The courses required for the Graduate Diploma will normally be the same as for the Masters programme, except that Graduate Diploma students will not be required to undertake an internship or write a dissertation. In place of an internship and a dissertation Graduate Diploma students will do a project. To be awarded the Graduate Diploma the student must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved courses.

Year 1 Semester 1

6 courses (18 credit hours)

  1. PPG500 Introduction to Public Policy(3 credits)
  2. PPG501 Public Policy Analysis(3 credits)
  3. PPG502 Public Policy Research (3 credits)
  4. PPG503 Architecture of Governance in Africa(3 credits)
  5. PPG504 Environmental Policy and Peace Building(3 credits)
  6. PPG505 Leadership and Public Policy in Africa(3 credits)

Year 1 Semester 2

4 courses (12 credit hours)

For the purposes of specializations students are required to take four additional courses from any of the following areas:

Development Policy and Governance:
  1. PGP510 Foundations of Development Policy(3 credits)
  2. PGP511 Dynamics of Governance in Africa(3 credits)
  3. PGP513 Economic Analysis and Public Policy(3 credits)
  4. PGP514 Globalization and International Political Economic Policy(3 credits)
  5. PGP515 Local Governance and Policy Development(3 credits)
  6. PGP516 Health Policy and Health Care in Africa(3 credits)
Leadership and Policy Development:
  1. PLP511 Leadership: Theory and Practice(3 credits)
  2. PLP512 Transformational Leadership and Policy Making(3 credits)
  3. PLP513 Leadership and Emergency Management(3 credits)
  4. PLP514 Comparative Leadership and Policy Development(3 credits)
  5. PLP515 Citizen Engagement in Policy Development(3 credits)
Environmental Policy, Peace and Governance:
  1. PEP511 Peace, Conflict and Development(3 credits)
  2. PEP512 African Perspectives on Environmental Policy(3 credits)
  3. PEP513 Policy Impact on the Environment(3 credits)
  4. PEP514 Community Stewardship of the Environment(3 credits)
  5. PEP515 Ethics and Natural Resources Management(3 credits)

Year 2 Semester 1

Dissertation (6 credit hours)

Career and Job Opportunities