Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Nonprofit Management Certificate

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Criminal Justice and Public Administration  

College of Liberal Arts

Neff Hall 260 | 260-481-6351


The post-baccalaureate certificate in Nonprofit Management is based on the nonprofit management concentration of the Public Administration master’s degree program. The certificate is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like exposure to nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues but who do not wish or need to pursue an MPA in nonprofit management.


Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program will cover important policies, perspectives and issues germane to the nonprofit sector. Particular emphasis will be placed on fund development, grant administration, and management.  More specifically, students who complete the certificate program will be able to:

  1. Lead and manage in public governance;
  2. Participate in and contribute to the policy process;
  3. Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions;
  4. Articulate and apply a public service perspective; and
  5. Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.


Post-baccalaureate’s Certificate Degree Program Requirements:

Candidates to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Nonprofit Management would need to have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.


Admission Requirements:

  • Transcripts
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Total Credits: 12

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study.    All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the Graduate Director.

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