2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management is designed to provide traditional students, working professionals, and volunteers with cutting edge knowledge, skills and techniques to respond to the managerial and leadership challenges in the nonprofit and public sectors.

The certificate is a stand-alone credential or the 12 credits may be transferred into the Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management degree program upon admission.  Student generally take one course per semester.

Students select four courses (12 credits); one required course and three electives from the following list of approved courses.  Other courses may be approved upon request.

Required Courses (3 credits)

  • PPM 535 Managing Government and Nonprofits

Select three additional courses (9 credits) from the following:

  • PPM 515/615 Organizational Leadership
  • PPM 531 Measuring Performance in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PPM 534 Managing Cities, Towns, and Counties
  • PPM 545 Grant Writing and Development
  • PPM 553 Volunteer Engagement and Management
  • PPM 560 Crisis and Risk Management
  • PPM 630 Innovation and Change in Nonprofits
  • PPM 632 Human Resource Management and Policy
  • PPM 633 Strategic Planning in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PPM 639 Topics in Public and Nonprofit Management