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    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

An online graduate certificate in organizational consulting and change from MU can help you gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of people and organizations, particularly in the public and nonprofit sectors. If you want to learn models for conflict resolution, strategic planning, executive coaching, team building and organizational diagnosis and assessment, this may be the certificate for you.

Nine-week courses

Courses are offered in a 9-week format, allowing you to finish in one year. The program:

  • Emphasizes the dynamic and non-linear nature of change 
  • Explores in depth the role of a change agent 
  • Focuses on multiple levels of analyses of change 
  • Gives you the opportunity to analyze organizations and communities in the field or through case studies 
  • Stresses the action-research and psychodynamic orientation of change

This certificate is designed for practicing or aspiring organizational researchers, consultants and students of organizational psychology. You may earn credit hours as a stand-alone credential or earn the certificate concurrently with the online master of public affairs.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  5. Résumé.
  6. A statement of interest (1-2 paragraphs) explaining why you wish to pursue a graduate certificate from the Truman School of Public Affairs.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

Application Deadlines

November 1
March 1
June (Summer)
May 1
July 1
September 1


  • PUB AF 8160Organizational Dynamics and Leadership*3 Credits

    Focuses on understanding human action in administrative situations and on developing personal capacities for effective action in varied and difficult organizational situations. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • PUB AF 8610Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution3 Credits

    Focuses on the study of group psychology in the context of communities and organizations. It provides a specific examination of the emergence and resolution of conflict. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • PUB AF 8620Organizational Analysis and Change3 Credits

    Investigates processes and methodologies of organizational diagnosis, intervention strategies, and the role of a change agent. Graded on A-F basis.

  • PUB AF 8630Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context3 Credits

    Examines changing organizations in their task environments, which include communities and the global economy. The phenomenon of ambiguous boundaries between public and private as well as nonprofit sectors will be investigated as these profound changes impact organizational behavior. Graded on A-F basis only.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $360.00
  • Fees: $55.89
  • Total: $415.89
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1080.00
  • Fees: $167.67
  • Total: $1247.67
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $360.00
  • Fees: $55.89
  • Total: $415.89
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1080.00
  • Fees: $167.67
  • Total: $1247.67
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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