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Nonprofit Management Certificate

The three-course (nine-credit) graduate Nonprofit Management Certificate program offered by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark provides pre-career and in-career students with graduate studies in the area of nonprofit management and leadership. This concentrated area of study prepares students who are interested or working in the nonprofit sector to develop competencies in important elements of nonprofit organization management and performance.

Students seeking the Nonprofit Management Certificate complete three (3) courses for a total of nine (9) credits. For course descriptions see Courses.

  • Nonprofit Budgeting (3)*
  • Grant Writing and Grants Management (3)*
  • Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3)*

Courses identified with an asterisk symbol (*) are considered elective courses within SPAA's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. After receiving the certificate, certificate courses can be counted toward the completion of the MPA program. 

To Apply

For application information and requirements see Apply Now.

Program Costs

The cost to complete the certificate is based on the cost per credit found on the latest tuition and fee schedule from the Office of Student Accounting, Billing, and Cashier Services.

For More Information

To learn more, Request Information or Join a SPAA Info SessionIf you have questions about a certificate program or the application process, as a current student or as a non-degree seeking student, contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean of student and academic services, at