Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

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Thriving nonprofit organizations are an essential component of community well-being. The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides the knowledge and skills to lead and manage nonprofits effectively. Aspiring nonprofit leaders will gain fundamental skills; those already in the field will expand their skills; and nonprofit board members will gain knowledge to enhance their capacity to govern.

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Eligibility

Admission to this certificate program requires a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.

Required Courses

The certificate consists of five courses totaling 15 credit hours of graduate coursework. A grade of B- or better is required in each course counting toward the certificate. Certificate students must maintain a 3.00 GPA once admitted to the certificate program. Please be advised that courses are typically offered alternately online and on campus, not concurrently. It is possible that pursuing a certificate fully online or fully on campus could take up to two years, depending on course availability. Find more about upcoming course schedules. Please see the UCCS Academic Catalog for course descriptions and detailed program requirements.

  • PAD 5110 - Seminar in Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5140 - Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5150 - Understanding and Achieving Funding Diversity
  • PAD 5160 - Nonprofit Boards and Executive Leadership
  • PAD 5180 - Social Entrepreneurship

Application Process

Current UCCS students wishing to pursue a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management must submit a Certificate Declaration to spa@uccs.edu.  Students in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Criminal Justice programs may count graduate certificate coursework completed with a grade of B- or better toward their degree’s elective requirement, allowing certificate completion along with the MPA or MCJ program. Consult with SPA’s graduate student services specialist or relevant program director to verify courses fit into your degree plan.

New students interested in pursuing a graduate certificate must complete the online graduate application, select their intended certificate and pay the $60 application fee. An official transcript showing the undergraduate degree conferred should be sent to UCCS Admissions, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, or electronically to gradapp@uccs.edu.

Graduate certificate students may also become interested in enrolling in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program. Up to 12 credit hours of graduate-level School of Public Affairs coursework completed with a grade of B or better as an unclassified (non-degree) student may be applied to the MPA or MCJ upon admission, subject to degree plan requirements and program director approval. 

Program Cost

The cost of completing this graduate certificate may be estimated using the UCCS Estimate your Bill tool.

Gainful Employment Information

This certificate program meets Department of Education regulations for gainful employment programs; students are eligible to apply for financial aid.

Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires us to provide information about each of our certificates. Read Disclosure on Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.