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Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies

Our graduate certificate in nonprofit studies (NPS) is designed for nonprofit managers and leaders — or those seeking to transition from positions in the corporate sector — to earn a credential related directly to their work. It’s also an ideal opportunity to determine whether a master’s degree in NPS is in your future, as all courses required for the graduate certificate can be applied to the Master of Nonprofit Studies degree.

Our program offers a thorough understanding of the nonprofit sector in addition to addressing key components of nonprofit leadership and management, including fiscal concerns, legal issues, governance, promotions, development and managing personnel.

The certificate combines theoretical frameworks with practical applications, culminating in a seminar focused on applying skills and knowledge obtained throughout the program of study to real-world problems.

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies

Required

18 semester hours

NPS 501U Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
NPS 520U Financial Management and Budget Development
NPS 530U Law, Ethics and Governance
NPS 540U Resource Development and Promotion
NPS 550U Strategic Human Resource Management
NPS 590U Integrative Seminar

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Contact Us

Nonprofit Studies Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
spcs@richmond.edu