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Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an online program designed to give those interested in Nonprofit Management an opportunity to further develop their skills in nonprofit administration, fundraising, personnel management, grant writing, team building and budgeting.  The certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours (4 courses).  Students will complete two required courses and a number of electives will be offered to complete the certificate program of study.  The selection of elective courses will be identified by the student in collaboration with their advisor.

Program at a Glance

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires all of the following:

  1. Submit completed application
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $35 made payable to USD
  3. Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  4. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree as verified by official transcripts from all higher learning attended
  5. Statement of Purpose

Printable Graduate Certificate Application

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For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, please contact the Division of Continuing & Distance Education at cde@usd.edu or 800-233-7937.