Offered by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. is in direct response to the 2014 Presidential Commission on Election Administration report, which urged universities to integrate election administration into their curriculum in a concerted effort to expand professional expertise in the field. The program is presented in an accessible and stimulating online format that allows students to continue with their current employment while working toward a University certificate.
The Certificate in Election Administration is designed with maximum flexibility for those experienced individuals already managing state and local election offices, as well as those seeking to become part of the next generation of creative and committed leaders. Whether you are currently working in or considering a career in elections, this rigorous and relevant online 12-credit program will prepare you for advancement in the profession of election administration. The courses are taught by national expert Doug Chapin and other prominent leaders in election administration, and are accessible online 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world.
The fully online Certificate in Election Administration, offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, requires 12 semester credits, including three core courses, one capstone project, and two elective credits.
Two options are available:
- Graduate Certificate (Bachelor’s Degree Required)
- Undergraduate Certificate (No Bachelor’s Degree Required. Requires 1 year of work experience in election administration or related field or 45 college credits)
Program information and registration
Course Fees: Credits are offered at the university tuition rate of $492.00/undergraduate credit unit and $927/graduate credit unit.
Credit earned: 12 semester units
This program has been approved by the IIMC Education Department for 12 CMC Experience or 12 MMC Professional Contribution points upon completion.
Please contact Lea Chittenden at or 612-625-2530 for more information about tuition rates, admission criteria, the application process and group discouts.