Nonprofit administrators as well as those who aspire to work for nonprofit organizations will benefit from this graduate certificate curriculum, which covers leadership, fund raising and strategic planning issues. The 18-hour course of study can be completed in one year.
This graduate certificate curriculum is offered at the Tampa campus.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and should have a "B" (3.0) average for the course of undergraduate study.
Application processTo learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Contact the department for additional requirements
None are required.
18 total credit hours; 12 credit hours of required core courses
PAD 6146 - Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3)
PAD 6231 - Resource Development: Fund Raising and Grantsmanship (3)
PAD 6208 - Financial Oversight of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
PAD 6335 - Strategic Planning and Social Innovation for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3)
6 credit hours of elective courses. Two elective courses from the Department of Public Administration which are relevant to the study of nonprofit management or another graduate program.
Two elective courses from the Department of Public Administration which are relevant to the study of nonprofit management or another graduate program.
Students should complete the program within 2-3 years.
Credit toward graduate degree
Students in the Nonprofit Management graduate certificate program may apply up to 12 hours toward the MPA degree. Certificate program courses are the same courses taken by MPA students.
No standardized tests are required for admission to the certificate program. However, should a student subsequently decide to apply to the master's program in Public Administration, the GRE is required. International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.