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Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership Program

For Graduate Students. Students in the Public Administration or Communication Studies program can pursue the graduate certificate. The 15-hour certificate program supports graduate students seeking to engage the traditions and strengths of St. Mary’s University in policy, public service, communication, and community leadership to advance the public interest in the 21st century.

For Undergraduate Students. Students already majoring in Political Science or Communication Studies can pursue the undergraduate certificate. The 12-hour certificate program is intended for advanced undergraduates, juniors and seniors.

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Certificate Plans

Public Leadership Classes

Courses at the graduate and undergraduate level are intended to supplement students’ regular degree courses by offering an additional certification.

Course highlights include:

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Policy Formation and Implementation
  • Public Relations Writing and Campaigns
  • Applied Persuasion

Find all course descriptions and requirements:

Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or for additional information or visit

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