Changes in government laws, rules and regulations affect domestic (and international) organizations — as well as the lives of the American people. Understanding policymaking and implementation, then, is an advantage for professionals like you.
WashU at Brookings’s Certificate in Policy Strategy (CPS) provides insider knowledge that helps you engage more effectively in government decision-making, predict likely policy outcomes, and leverage windows of national and international opportunity.
- Open to experienced professionals from government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations
- Six required courses: Inside Congress, Inside the White House, Insider’s Legs and Regs: Virtual Edition, Insider’s Budget Process, Politics and Policymaking, and U.S. National Security Strategy
- Two to three electives, totaling four units (choose from Inside the Judiciary, Global Studies: The Middle East, Global Studies: The Americas, Global Studies: Africa, Global Studies: East and South Asia, and Global Studies: Europe)
- Credential from a highly regarded institution
- Classes taught by some of the most-respected experts in the field
- Policy-entrepreneurship expertise
- Enhanced policymaking capabilities and confidence to engage in policy deliberations
- Sharper analytical and political skills
- Interactions with Brookings scholars and other U.S. policy analysts, authors and practitioners
- In-depth working knowledge of U.S. government institutions
Note: You must be enrolled in the CPS to receive course credit for the certificate. You may receive credit for WashU at Brookings courses you attended prior to enrollment in the CPS program. You also may apply 10 units of class credit from policy courses taken for the Certificate in Public Leadership program. There is no application or fee to enroll.
To enroll, contact email@example.com or call 800-925-5730.
“I learned about legislative sausage making, bill markup — which was particularly eye-opening — and budget cycles. Brookings was definitely the right fit for me as a military diplomat.” – LEGIS Fellow