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Nonprofit Management

Further develop your skills through this online Graduate Certificate in nonprofit management to grow skills in nonprofit administration, fundraising, personnel management, grant writing, team building, budgeting and more. 

Online Flexibility

Regardless of your area of focus, this 100% online nonprofit management graduate certificate will allow you to master all aspects of running a nonprofit successfully–from governance and administrative skills to fiscal management and personnel management.

Ideal for both students interested in entering the nonprofit sector and current executives, directors and managers of nonprofit organizations, the certificate credits may be completely embedded into the master's program in public administration, if you choose to continue your advanced studies.


Degrees & Offerings

Nonprofit Management

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus

This 12-credit, four graduate-course certificate can be completed over two years when taking one class per semester and can be completely embedded into the master's program in public administration.

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For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to USD Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in political science.
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Political Science

Whether you are interested in a career in government and politics, law, the criminal justice system, international relations or a related field, the real-world experiences and connections you find in the Department of Political Science will help you get there.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know faculty and staff in the Department of Political Science. Our faculty are experts in their fields, contributing research and scholarship in American government, criminology, victimology, international human rights, gender politics, race/ethnicity in politics, comparative political economy, international law and more. They bring practical experience in government, law and the private sector to the classroom.
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David Earnest

Chair, Political Science
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Jenna Borseth

Assistant Professor
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April Carrillo

Assistant Professor
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Ilmira Dulyanova

Dir. Online Grad Prog & Coord.
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Matthew Fairholm

Professor/Coord, Grad Programs
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Jacqueline Faulhaber

Senior Lecturer/Adviser
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Ed Gerrish

Coordinator, MPA/Associate Professor
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Julia Hellwege

Associate Professor
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Joshua Houy

Senior Lecturer
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Eric Jepsen

Professor/Coord Ungrad Study
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Sandy McKeown

Coord, Criminal Justice
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Thomas Mrozla

Assistant Professor
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Shane Nordyke

Coordinator, Chiesman Center
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Timothy Schorn

Assoc Prof/Coord Int'l Studies
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Network with Peers in the Region and Across the Nation

Take advantage of new opportunities to network with peers and to become better equipped to evaluate programs and become a strong leader to manage your organization into the future. You can expand your resources and professional qualifications to provide an avenue toward a more rewarding career with options to boost your earning potential.
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Take Your Classes Online

We're committed to bringing our knowledge to you. USD serves the largest number of online students in the state of South Dakota. With competitive online tuition rates, we offer the same price whether you’re out-of-state or an in-state resident.

USD maintains a challenging and rigorous curriculum focused on preparing you to move forward in your career.

Take classes at your own pace, enroll in an online class today!

 

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Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
GA (Resident*)
Online
Non-Resident
Tuition (1 cr.)
180.3
340.15
470.45
654.05
GAF Fee (1 cr.)
55.3
55.3
0
55.3
Total

More About Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the program or department. Visit the Graduate Tuition & Costs page for more information.

* Graduate Assistant (GA) rates are available for resident, non-resident and online students.

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