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College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :CRT
Department : School of Public Administration Option : N/A
Program Websites : https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/publicadmin/nonprofit-management/academic-programs/graduate-programs/nonprofit-management-graduate-certificate/


This program has been temporarily suspended effective Summer 2013.

The Out-of-State Cohort in the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is designed specifically for students who are not Florida residents and who reside outside of the state of Florida. The certificate is delivered completely online and offers specialized, graduate-level knowledge in nonprofit management, resource development, strategic planning, volunteerism, and program evaluation.


Total Credit Hours Required:
18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—15 Credit Hours

  • PAD 5145 Volunteerism in Nonprofit Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5146 Nonprofit Resource Development (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6142 Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6327 Public Program Evaluation Techniques (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6335 Strategic Planning and Management (3 credit hours)

Elective Course—3 Credit Hours

Choose one course below or see the graduate program director.

  • PAD 5850 Grant and Contract Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6149 Nonprofit Administration (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6167 Graduate Nonprofit Leadership Seminar (3 credit hours; required for Nonprofit Leadership Certification)*
  • PAD 6208 Nonprofit Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • SOW 6383 Social Work Administration (3 credit hours)

An internship is also required for students with less than 300 hours of nonprofit sector experience. Students who provide documentation of at least 300 hours of experience in the nonprofit sector may have their internship waived.

National Nonprofit Leadership Certificate: The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance represents the achievements of national academic and experiential standards in nonprofit management. Students pursuing the Nonprofit Leadership Certification must complete PAD 6167 Graduate Nonprofit Leadership  as their elective and meet the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance mandated requirements.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

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