Nonprofit Management, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal statement and a resume.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 15 credit hours

Core Requirements (9 credits)
PSC 540Nonprofit Management and Leadership3
PSC 645Nonprofit Financial Management and Budgeting 3
PSC 650Philanthropy and Resource Development 3
Choice Requirements (3 credits)
Select three courses (3 credits) from the following:3
Topics in Public Affairs: Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Agencies
Topics in Public Affairs: Strategic Planning
Topics in Public Affairs: Grant Writing
Topics in Public Affairs: Nonprofit Law
Topics in Public Affairs: Volunteer Management
Select 3 credits of electives3
Total Credit Hours15


Students must take 3 credits in a combination of 1 credit courses (PSC 511 Topics in Public Affairs): strategic planning, marketing, legislative relations, volunteer management, media relations, oral communication skills, grant writing, nonprofit law; and/or a 3 credit course from the M.P.A. curriculum or approved courses outside the department in human development and family studies, social work, public health, business administration, and/or counseling, etc.