Certificate in Nonprofit Administration

The Nonprofit Administration Certificate offers current and aspiring nonprofit leaders a practical education to have an even greater impact on their organziations and communities.

  • The four course, graduate level certificate can be completed in one year on your schedule, or can be combined with another graduate program, including the MPA
  • The certificate has a interdisciplinary curriculum covering the fundamental competencies of nonprofit management such as organizational leadership, finanacial management, marketing, and fuundraising.
  •  Upon completing the certificate, students will be prepared to go further faster in their nonprofit career. 

The two core courses provide students with foundational skills:

A choice of two electives rounds out the certificate:

*This course is part of the Executive MPA core curriculum. Full-time MPA students may count GAFL 651.

  • All 4 course units must be taken at Fels
  • Students with five or more years of professional experience or previous graduate coursework that duplicates the content of a core requirement may request a waiver of that requirement.  If the waiver is granted, the student replaces it with a Fels elective within the Certificate.
  • MPA students may only count a course to one Certificate degree.
  • MPA students may only count a maximum of 2 MPA core courses toward a Certificate.

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Disclosure Information Required by the U.S. Department of Education for Gainful Employment Programs

United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Code (SOC)

11-1021 General and Operations Managers
11-2013 Public Relations and Fundraising  Managers
11-9030 Education Administrators
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers
13-1131 Fundraisers
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
21-1020 Social Workers

Program Costs
Tuition is charged on a per course basis.  Rates and fees are viewable here.