Frequently Asked Questions How many of these courses will transfer to a Masters of Public Administration degree? The MPA degree requires nine core courses and three concentration courses. While all of the courses will transfer, they will not substitute for the core courses. The nine core courses still must be taken. If I have previously taken the MPA degree and have taken three of the government contracting courses as part of my concentration, can I take the fourth course and qualify for the Certificate? Yes. As long as the courses were completed within the eight year time limit. I previously completed Defense Acquisition Courses that are the equivalent of two of the four required four certificate courses. May I transfer these courses into the certificate program and take only two courses from Troy? While all transfer credit will be reviewed and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School, transfer courses can be applied to the certificate program. Does the award of the certificate include professional certification such as the National Contract Management Association's Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)? No. A student must apply for and take the professional certification exams. While the Certificate Program contains the “body of knowledge” required to pass the certificate exam, there are also experience requirements that are part of the professional certification qualifications.