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Political Science Certificates

The Mediation Certificate Program is offered at the graduate level and is designed to provide entry-level skills for mediators.  The program is especially suited for people who would like to mediate employment, landlord-tenant, neighborhood, and other interpersonal disputes.
The Paralegal Certificate Program is designed to prepare students to perform as highly qualified paralegals (also referred to as “legal assistants”) with both a theoretical knowledge of substantive law as well as practical skills. A paralegal is not licensed to practice law but is trained to handle certain law related responsibilities under the supervision and direction of a licensed attorney.
The Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program, which is offered by the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service through the Office of Continuing Education, is accredited by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers. It offers a systematic training program to enhance the quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of government managers. Individuals may enroll at any time during the year; programs are held approximately every two months.

Contact Information

Mediation and Paralegal Certificates
Texas CPM Program  
Jo Korthals
Administrative Assistant
jk37@txstate.edu
(512) 245-2233.
UAC 355
Dr. Howard Balanoff
Director
hb02@txstate.edu
(512) 245-2143
UAC 381