The nonprofit management sector in the United States consists of over 1.2 million entities pursuing public service missions ranging from direct client services to advocacy.
The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management offered by School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers-Newark offers busy practitioners interested or working in the nonprofit sector an opportunity to develop competencies in important elements of nonprofit organization management and performance. Certificate courses may also be taken by MPA students as a specialization in their program.
Applicants for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management may take courses simply by completing the graduate application http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/ and selecting the non-degree option. It is not necessary to meet admission requirements to complete the Certificate. Students completing the certificate should notify the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will verify that the certificate courses have been completed and issue the Certificate. Certificate courses completed with a B or better grade may be used for the MPA degree should a student elect to apply to the degree program. If a certificate student elects to matriculate into the MPA degree program, the admission application must be completed before the student may be matriculated in the MPA degree program.