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College of Health Sciences and Public Policy:
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

This certificate program provides students with essential foundational concepts and principles related to nonprofit budget, finance, resource development, and strategic planning. Students learn nonprofit management and leadership skills while exploring career opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

Students must meet the master’s program admission requirements. Credit from courses taken for a certificate can be applied toward the Master of Public Administration or the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Students must show progress and maintain performance in a manner identical to a degree program. Students track their progress in their program of study, similar to degree-seeking students. Students must receive a B or better in each course. Note: A grade of B– is not acceptable.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (3 credits)
  • Core courses (15 credits)


Foundation Course (3 credits)

Certificate Courses (15 credits)

  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
Quarter 1

NPMG 6116 - Foundations of Graduate Study

3 credits

NPMG 6200 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

5 credits
Quarter 2

NPMG 6451 - Board Governance and Volunteer Management

5 credits

NPMG 6461 - Resource Development

5 credits