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Certificate Programs

About the Certificate Programs

The Public Administration Department offers two graduate certificate programs: a Certificate in Arts Administration (in conjunction with the MFA degree offered by the Visual Studies Workshop), and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

The Certificate in Arts Administration is available only to students matriculated in either the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program through the Visual Studies Workshop at the College at Brockport.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is available to students matriculated in graduate programs at Brockport other than the MPA program, and to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree who wish to apply only for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to either of the Public Administration Certificate programs must meet regular MPA degree admission requirements. Eligibility to apply for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Eligibility to apply for the Certificate in Arts Administration requires that the student be matriculated in either the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the Visual Studies Workshop at The College at Brockport.

Application Process

Applications are reviewed twice a year: March 1 (for summer and fall admission) and October 1 (for spring admission). Applications must be submitted to Graduate Admissions .

Certificate Program Policies

  • Students matriculated in the MPA degree program are not eligible for the Non-profit certificate.
  • Transfer credit is not allowed for either of the Certificate Programs.
  • A maximum of 3 credits (one course) of prior graduate coursework already taken in the Public Administration program can be applied toward the Certificate Programs, and it must have been taken within five years of the date of acceptance into the Certificate Program.
  • As part of the acceptance process, students must return the Admissions Reply Form and complete a Plan of Study with a Public Administration faculty advisor.
  • All College and program policies apply to students accepted to either of the Certificate programs.
  • Always check our web site for the most current information.

Coursework for the Certificate in Arts Administration

Coursework for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Arts Administration Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Nonprofit Management Certificate

Last Updated 11/7/12

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