Nonprofit Organization Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management and Leadership requires the completion of 18 credit hours. Nine of these include the following core courses:

P P ADM/SOC WK 6300Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations3
P P ADM/SOC WK 6310American Philanthropy and Nonprofit Resources Development3
P P ADM/SOC WK 6311Staff Management Issues in Nonprofit Organizations1
P P ADM/SOC WK 6312Legal Issues in Managing Nonprofit Organizations1
P P ADM/SOC WK 6313Financial Issues in Managing Nonprofit Organizations1
Total Hours9

Six hours of electives are to be taken from approved courses in accounting, business administration, economics, management, marketing, political science, psychology, public policy administration, and sociology. A student may choose among these courses or other courses approved by the program director.

Three hours of internship are also required. Students who have significant relevant field experience in the nonprofit sector may request that the internship requirement be waived.  To request a waiver, students must submit a written request outlining the student's professional or managerial field experience with appropriate documentation.  Any request for a waiver from the internship requirement must be approved by the program director.  Students who receive a waiver must take an additional three hours of electives in lieu of the internship.

Requirements for admission to the graduate certificate program include an undergraduate degree and a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters should be from a current or former college-level instructor. Applicants must submit a two-page personal statement explaining how the certificate program fits in the applicant's educational and professional goals. The letters and personal statement should be sent directly to the Public Policy Administration office.