Sep 24, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Grant Writing, Management, and Program Evaluation Graduate Certificate


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This certificate program engages students in systematic research and study designed to improve the quality of grant writing, project management, and program evaluation. These skills are in high demand within local governments, nonprofits, educational settings, and criminal justice and public service agencies. The course content emphasizes competence in the language of grants, proposal development, funding sources and processes, designing and writing creative proposal letters, creating budgets, developing effective evaluation tools, and understanding fiscal management functions and regulations. The certificate is designed for people interested in professional careers in, or careers that include, grant writing, grant management, and/or program evaluation. Students may also become interested in enrolling in the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. This certificate program meets Department of Education regulations for gainful employment programs; students are eligible to apply for financial aid.

Required Courses


Courses may be taken in any order.

Plus one of the following courses:

  • CJ 5004  - Statistics
  • CJ 5009  - Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • CJ 6135  / PAD 6135  - Advanced Program Evaluation
  • PAD 5110  - Seminar in Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5140  - Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5150  - Understanding and Achieving Funding Diversity
  • PAD 5503  - Governmental Budgeting

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