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Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management - Graduate Certificate

The Nonprofit Management graduate certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the nonprofit sector. With experienced faculty and practical coursework, you'll develop expertise in areas such as fundraising, grant writing and strategic planning.

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Program Description

Full Description

The Nonprofit Management graduate certificate prepares graduates to work in the management and administrative positions in nonprofit organizations across a range of industries. Students acquire basic management skills, as well as applied skills specific to the nonprofit sector, that may include fundraising, executive board relations, policy advocacy and nonprofit law.

Prospective employers are nonprofit sector organizations as well as private and public sector organizations that frequently interact with nonprofit organizations.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • A Writing Sample
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Certificate Requirements
PADM 60375PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION 3
or PADM 60377 PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
or PADM 60379 PROGRAM EVALUATION I
or PADM 60574 STRATEGIC PLANNING
Certificate Electives, choose from the following:9
PADM 60200
NONPROFIT ADVOCACY
PADM 60310
LEADERSHIP IN THE NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC SECTOR
PADM 60471
NONPROFIT LAW
PADM 60472
NONPROFIT BOARD EXEC RELATIONS
PADM 60477
NONPROFIT FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Minimum Total Credit Hours:12

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Chief executives

-10.0%

decline

287,900

number of jobs

$185,950

potential earnings

Education administrators, all other

8.1%

much faster than the average

52,100

number of jobs

$87,580

potential earnings

General and operations managers

5.8%

faster than the average

2,486,400

number of jobs

$103,650

potential earnings

Medical and health services managers

31.5%

much faster than the average

422,300

number of jobs

$104,280

potential earnings

Public relations and fundraising managers

9.2%

much faster than the average

88,000

number of jobs

$118,430

potential earnings

Social and community service managers

17.0%

much faster than the average

175,500

number of jobs

$69,600

potential earnings

Notice:

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.