Nonprofit Management Certificate

The purpose of the certificate in nonprofit management is to allow working professionals with careers in the nonprofit sector, or graduate students in a related field of study, to expand their educational background and to enhance their knowledge in the area of nonprofit management. The graduate certificate is designed to extend students’ understanding of theory and practice in the field of nonprofit management.

Program Contact Information

Carol Ebdon, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
111 College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CPACS) 
402.554.2152
cebdon@unomaha.edu

Meagan Van Gelder, EdD, Coordinator
111 College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CPACS)
402.554.3480
mvangelder@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: NA

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission. A TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE is required for applicants to this program.

  • Resume, including work history
  • Essay as described in the Certificate Application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (9 hours):
PA 8550INTRODUCTION TO THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR3
PA 8710FUND RAISING IN PUBLIC AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS3
Choose one:
PA 8410PUBLIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
or PA 8480 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
Elective Courses (6 hours):6
ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR
MANAGING INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT BUDGETING
PUBLIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SEMINAR IN PUBLIC FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
SEMINAR IN GRANT WRITING
TECHNIQUES TOPICS IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
NEGOTIATION SKILLS IN GENERAL MANAGEMENT
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND DEVELOPMENT
Other determined course(s) in consultation with your advisor.
Total Credits15