TITLE: Advanced Certificate Training Program in Public Policy and Public Administration
TRAINING TYPE: Graduate Level
OPEN TO/ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Open to up to 15 qualified Armenian citizens with at least 3 years of work experience on issues of public policy and public administration from Armenian Ministries and other government bodies. No particular academic background is required, but individuals demonstrating an academic understanding of the subject field will be given a preference in the selection process.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Armenian Government Employees
START DATE/ TIME: On/ around mid-January
DURATION: Approximately 5 months: on/around January 2013 – June 2013
LOCATION: Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
DETAIL DESCRIPTION: This graduate education training program provides an intensive academic approach to public policy and public administration studies. Lectures and case studies will be led by senior Fletcher School faculty. Participants will also meet in working groups to examine problems, formulate proposals and conclusions of their own.
Candidates should have a sound knowledge of English language as no interpretation will be provided. A Certificate will be awarded by the Fletcher School to those students who have successfully completed the assigned material on the basis of the program director’s recommendation.
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Graduate
REQUIREMENTS: All participants are required to return to Armenia upon completion of this program to serve in their professional capacity with the government for a minimum period of 2 years.
Each applicant must submit in English language to e-mail: FletcherTavitian@aol.com
the following materials by Monday, October 8, 2012:
- 1 letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with their work;
- A statement of purpose of no more than 250 words outlining the candidate’s specific interests in the course.
Required paper-based TOEFL-style examination will be administered on Sunday, October 14, 2012 for individuals who do not already possess an official English language exam score. Individual interviews will be offered between October 15-26, 2012. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance by November 1, 2012, with academic preparation courses beginning in mid-November.
OPENING DATE: 10 September 2012
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 08 October 2012
ADDITIONAL NOTES: The Tavitian Foundation will provide funding for the reasonable living expenses, including roundtrip airfare, visas, housing, monthly stipend, tuition and university fees, laptop computer, books, and health insurance.
- Public Policy and Public Administration: Advanced Training Program Details