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Graduate Certificate

Online Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management


The Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management is intended for in-service career professionals in public and nonprofit management who have an interest in furthering their managerial acumen through outstanding web-based instruction.  The five course sequence integrates public administration theory with practice, providing practical, real world knowledge and experience.  The entire curriculum is offered completely online and was developed with an eye toward meeting the needs of busy professionals.

The Certificate of Public and Nonprofit Management is a component of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, which is a member institution of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

Quick Facts
  • Entire curriculum offered online through web-based instruction
  • Students are admitted to the program annually each fall
  • Five course sequence takes one year to complete
Next Step: The MPA Degree

After earning the Certificate, students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 may elect to change their status so they can complete the MPA degree.  A “change of status” requires a new graduate application.  All of the credits earned as part of the Certificate are fully-transferrable and count towards the completion of the MPA degree.

More Information

Applications for the Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management are not being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please contact the Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies regarding admission in a future term.

Federal law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs.  These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 7/21/2020