UTD Local Government Management Graduate Certificate

The City of Plano is proud to offer this advanced learning opportunity to full-time employees. Whether you would like to broaden your knowledge of important issues and approaches employed by professional local public administrators, or, perhaps, use this educational opportunity as a minor focus to a related graduate level degree plan. . . where the City pays 100% of the tuition cost! 

Students seeking the Local Government Management certificate must have completed an undergraduate degree.  

After thoroughly reading all program details, contact Debbie Speed for more information at debbies@plano.gov.

NOTE:  The following program details  below are provided for illustrative purposes concerning the current cohort. Please note that these details are subject to potential revisions before the application period for the 2025-26 cohort becomes available.

The process:

1. Read the Information Flyer from City of Plano

2. UTD FAQ available here

3. Send in the application and narrative to Debbie Speed at debbies@plano.gov before the deadline of September 2, 2022.

4. DO NOT APPLY directly to UTD, unless instructed by Human Resources after all applications are reviewed

The proposed schedule for the next two-year cohort is as follows:

Spring 2023/Fall 2023

Spring 2024/Fall 2024