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

We are now accepting applications for FALL 2019 – APPLY NOW!


Last updated: 8/17/2018

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT STUDIES • P.O. Box 8048 • Statesboro, Georgia • (912) 478-1400