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    May 22, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate)

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Offered by the Department of Public Administration and Policy , School of Public Affairs , this interdisciplinary certificate program encompasses course offerings from the School of Public Affairs, Kogod School of Business  and College of Arts and Sciences . It provides those currently working in the nonprofit sector a program combining both academic rigor and skill set training to enhance their performance in this growing work sector, as well as a foundation for master’s degree students about to enter the field.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, some demonstration of capability either though an interview or application essay, and either three years of work experience or admission to an American University graduate degree program.

If students choose to continue their studies toward a degree, they may transfer up to 12 credit hours as long as they indicate their plans before the 12-credit hour threshold in the certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 9 credit hours at or above 600-level
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 5 , 6 )

Course Requirements

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