Public and Nonprofit Performance Management

The Public and Nonprofit Performance Management Certificate is an 18-credit program that provides students with an opportunity to focus on how performance measurement and management based decision making can lead to more efficient and effective delivery of public and nonprofit services. The certificate focuses on defining key performance indicators, techniques for tracking them, and using this important data to make decisions.

Applicants for the Nonprofit Management Certificate may take courses simply by completing the graduate application and selecting 20834T, Public Administration - Public and Nonprofit Performance 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 Public and Nonprofit Performance Management Certificate complete six (6) courses for a total of 18 credits.


  • 20:834:529 Performance Measurement and Reporting for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • 20:834:578 Results-Driven Strategic Management (3)
  • 20:834:526 Evidence-Based Public Management and Policy (3)
  • 20:834:522 Managing Public Organizations (3)
  • 20:834:501 Introduction to Administration (3)
  • 20:834:515 Technology and Public Administration (3)

For More Information

Gail Daniels
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs

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