Thriving nonprofit organizations are an essential component of community well-being. The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides the knowledge and skills to lead and manage nonprofits effectively. Aspiring nonprofit leaders will gain fundamental skills; those already in the field will expand their skills; and nonprofit board members will gain knowledge to enhance their capacity to govern. This certificate program meets Department of Education regulations for gainful employment programs; students are eligible to apply for financial aid.
Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may count Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management coursework completed with a grade of B- or better toward their degree’s elective requirement, per program specific guidance.
Graduate certificate students may also become interested in enrolling in the MPA or MCJ program. Please see transfer credit information under the School of Public Affairs General Information section .
Policies and Procedures
Refer to the School of Public Affairs General Information section of this academic catalog for detailed eligibility criteria, policies, and procedures relevant to this program.
The certificate consists of five courses totaling 15 credit hours of graduate coursework. A grade of B- or better is required in each course counting toward the certificate. Certificate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA; students falling below a 3.0 GPA will be placed on probation and are subject to those requirements.