Degree: Graduate Certificate
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management prepares students to become innovative and critical thinkers in the areas of nonprofit organizational management and public policy, with a unique approach that bridges theoretical knowledge with real-world experience.
Interest Categories: Criminology & Law Public Administration & Policy
Campus: CU Denver
As students prepare for their careers or advancement in their current positions, they gain insight into the interdependence between the nonprofit, public and for-profit sectors. Graduates are able to span the boundaries of these three sectors to assess community needs, navigate the realm of public policy, and strategically and effectively manage organizations that ultimately benefit society.
Students who pursue the certificate in nonprofit management also have the option to earn the nationally recognized Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Students must complete the course below, for a total of 3 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
Additionally, students must complete three elective courses from the list below for a total of 9 credits. Other electives may be taken with approval from the concentration director. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
Recommended Completion Time:1 Year
Max Transfer Credits:0
Max Credits Per Year:In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours per semester (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean.
Required Credits for Completion:12 Credits
View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.
Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1