Nonprofit Management Certificate

The Nonprofit Management Certificate offered by School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-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 concentration in their program.

Applicants for the Nonprofit Management Certificate may take courses simply by completing the graduate application and selecting 20834P, Public Administration - Nonprofit Management Certificate, within the non-degree option.

Students completing the certificate should notify the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, who will verify that the certificate courses have been completed, and issue the certificate. Certificate courses completed with a grade of B or better 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 become matriculated.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Two academic, one professional)


Students seeking the Nonprofit Management Certificate complete six (6) courses for a total of 18 credits.


  • 20:834:571 Nonprofit Budgeting (3)
  • 20:834:575 Grant Writing and Grants Management (3)
  • 20:834:576 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • 20:834:524 Strategic Planning (3)
  • 20:834:523 Human Resources Administration (3)
  • 20:834:515 Administrative Ethics (3)


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