Political Science and Public Administration

Certificate in Management of Nonprofit Organization

WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?

The Certificate Program in Management of Nonprofit Organizations in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at The University of Toledo is intended both for professionals already working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector, and for students without professional experience who seek to prepare themselves for nonprofit careers.

The program requires five courses from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Marketing, and related areas.

Prerequisite:

  • Principles of Public Administration (PSC 3420) or equivalent, or permission of Program Director.

Required courses: (four)

  • Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PSC 5410)
  • Budgeting and Financial Administration (PSC 5440)
  • Public Personnel Administration (PSC 5430)
  • Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (MKTG 5170), or
  • Marketing Systems (MKTG 5410)

And one appropriate elective chosen with permission of the Director of the MPA Program from the following departments: Political Science and Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education Administration and Supervision, Public Health, Human Resource Management, Information Operations and Technology Management, or Research and Measurement, Department of Foundations of Education.

WHY GET A CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?

The fundamental organizational and management principles provided by this program can be used by leaders in the nonprofit sector to strengthen both their systems and service delivery and to prepare students to lead and administer nonprofit organizations as paid staff, directors, board members, philanthropists or volunteers in human service, cultural, educational, religious and community organizations. In addition, students in the MPA and other graduate programs can use their elective hours to earn this certificate.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Course requirements in the program must be completed within a three-year period.
  • Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • The certification can be completed independently of a regular graduate degree program, such as the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Masters of Public Health (MPH), or as part of a graduate degree program. Students seeking to complete the certificate within a regular graduate degree program must first meet all the standards for admission to that program.

HOW TO ENROLL

Applications are available from the UT College of Graduate Studies (419.530.4723) or on-line at http://gradschool.utoledo.edu/).

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities you have attended (both graduate and undergraduate);
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • a statement of purpose (one page, double-spaced); and
  • (For international students only) an official copy of TOEFL scores (a score of 550 or higher is required.)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Sam Nelson, Department Chair

Last Updated: 8/6/15