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Nonprofit Management Certificate

The 9-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

For information on rates and program fees see Tuition & Fees.

For More Information

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