Graduate Certificate in Management of Non-Profit Organizations

The nonprofit management certificate consists of 12 graduate credit hours of which 6 hours are from required courses:

PSC 5410Public and Nonprofit Management3
PSC 5480Introduction to Nonprofits3
Select 2 of the following:6
Advocacy Groups in US Politics
Human Resources Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Public Relations Campaigns
Public Health Advocacy
Administration and Management of the Arts
Promoting the Visual and Performing Arts
Other related course approved by the MPA director
Total Hours12

Currently enrolled MPA students may not apply their required courses (PSC 5430 and PSC 5440) toward this certificate.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
PSC 5480 Introduction to Nonprofits 3
PSC 5430 Human Resources Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations 3
Second Term
PSC 5380 Fundraising 3
PSC 5410 Public and Nonprofit Management 3
 Total Hours12
  • PLO 1. Identify and describe best practices in the management of nonprofit organizations.
  • PLO 2. Identify and describe challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit organizations in the 21st century.
  • PLO 3. Identify, define, and demonstrate skills necessary for effectively managing nonprofit organizations.