Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Governance

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a 15-semester-hour certificate based in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. This certificate is designed to provide practical training to nonprofit leaders whose first interests are core fundamentals of management and leadership in the nonprofit sector. The graduate certificate is ideal for professionals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees who wish to enhance their knowledge and practical skills in the area of nonprofit management, program evaluation, governance, policy and other related issues applicable to the nonprofit sector. Credits earned may be applied towards the MPA.

Certificate Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management will be based on the applicant’s undergraduate and/or graduate record. Students who enroll in the Graduate Certificate and decide at a later date to pursue a master’s degree may apply to the appropriate graduate program and request the units be incorporated into their degree program at the time of admission. Admissions requirements for the Graduate Certificate include the following:

1. Completion and submission of a graduate admissions application

2. Submission of official transcripts in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate

School

3. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum undergraduate

GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the Graduate Certificate.

Degree Plan 

Required Credits: 15

Required Courses
PAD 5356Soc Entrepren & Not/Prof Mgmt3
PAD 5381Pub & Nonprofit Program Eval3
Electives
Choose three of the following (nine credits)9
The Public Adm Profession
Pub. Policy Process & Institut
Econ Anal for Public Admin
Organization Theory & Behavior
Public Budgeting & Financ Mgmt
Human Resources Management
Selected Problems in Pub Adm
Total Hours15