Certificate in Nonprofit and Mission-Driven Management

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Four graduate certificate programs are offered in public administration. These programs provide students with a post-baccalaureate knowledge of an area of specialization with public administration. Students in these programs register as certificate students. Certificate programs require a set of four courses. Students who are admitted to a master’s degree program may apply coursework previously taken in a certificate program toward the requirements for the master’s degree.

This certificate is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in nonprofit and mission-driven management but do not currently have the time to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree.


Core Course (12)
PA 502Leading and Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations3
Select a minimum of three core courses from the following:9
The Law and the Nonprofit Sector3
Advanced Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Sectors3
Alternative Dispute Resolution3
Performance Measurement in Nonprofit and Public Management3
Public Policy, Nonprofits, and Philanthropy3
Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century3
The Nonprofit Sector3
Nonprofits and the Public Sector3
Social Capital and the Community3
Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Public Service3
Total Credit Hours12