Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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Students interested in developing the skills necessary to manage nonprofit organizations should consider this graduate certificate. Students who wish to develop more thorough prepartion should also consider the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, with its emphasis on nonprofit management.

Note: Students enrolled in the MPA program are not eligible for the certificate in nonprofit management.

Admission to the Program

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is open to two types of students:

  1. Students who have already earned a bachelors or masters degree in a field other than nonprofit management and are not currently enrolled at The College at Brockport may apply to the program through The Graduate School.
  2. Students who are already enrolled in a graduate degree program at Brockport other than the MPA program should contact chairperson of the Department of Public Administration.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.

In order to obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete (with a grade of "B" or better) four graduate courses as follows:

  • THREE of the following courses:
    • PAD 629 Fundraising and Development
    • PAD 640 Financial Management
    • PAD 678 Nonprofit Management
    • PAD 679 Grants Writing and Management
  • ONE elective course selected by advisement from:

Students who pursue this certificate concurrently with a graduate degree program at The College at Brockport should consult with their advisor to determine how credit earned for the certificate might be used toward their chosen degree.