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Nonprofit Management Certificate


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The Department of Public Administration offers a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The Certificate is designed for individuals with either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree who are interested in enhancing their educational background with regard to the nonprofit sector. The Certificate is designed to provide individuals the intellectual foundation to function as a manager in nonprofit organizations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. They should also submit a letter explaining their interest in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Applicants must submit two letters of reference and a resume. Applicants must be accepted by the Graduate College and the Department of Public Administration.

Program Description

Students will be required to complete fifteen credits of graduate work and complete an environmental scan of a nonprofit agency. Twelve of the fifteen credit hours will be comprised of courses that can be counted as electives in the Master of Public Administration degree (the remaining three credits are earned by taking a required core course in the MPA program: PUA 708 - Seminar in Public Personnel Administration).

Plus three one credit courses


Students must also enroll in three one credit courses relevant to the program. A list of courses offered each summer can be found at the department’s website.

Capstone Experience


Certificate program students are required to submit a final project paper that uses knowledge and skills obtained from the Certificate’s course work and applies this information to an organization of their choice. Specific guidelines for the paper may be obtained at the Department of Public Administration office.

Relationship to M.P.A. Degree


Students earning the certificate may apply for admission into the Master of Public Administration degree program. If accepted, the fifteen credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the M.P.A. Please contact the department for further information on admissions to the M.P.A.

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