Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The graduate certificate in nonprofit management provides an overview of central concepts in managing nonprofit organizations for students who are seeking to prepare for, or advance in, careers in the nonprofit sector. The certificate serves as an alternative for students who wish to expand their knowledge in the field without committing to a master’s degree program.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program webpage for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required
PPPA 6031Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
PPPA 6032Managing Fund Raising and Philanthropy
Elective
Two of the following
PPPA 6016Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
PPPA 6033Non-Profit Enterprise
PPPA 6034Managing Nonprofit Boards
PPPA 6053Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PPPA 6058International Development NGO Management

Other Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration nonprofit courses may be offered periodically. With prior approval of the field advisor, certain non-Trachtenberg School courses at GW may be counted toward the elective group.