Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management


Program Overview

The nonprofit sector has experienced exponential growth in the last few decades. Increasingly, governments at the local, state, and national levels have looked to the nonprofit community to deliver goods and services on behalf of government. Community needs have also grown, and nonprofit activities have expanded to meet those needs. As the nonprofit sector continues to grow, there is a need for workers in this sector to prepare to assume management and leadership positions. The Graduate Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management at the University of North Florida is intended to equip members or aspiring members of the nonprofit community in the northeast Florida region with relevant professional administrative and managerial skills. The certificate is also intended to benefit students in other graduate programs who desire to enhance their professional opportunities through acquiring skills in nonprofit management. The graduate courses included in the nonprofit certificate program can be applied toward degree credit in the UNF Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program, should certificate seekers desire to continue their graduate experience by entering the MPA program.

Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility. 



Application Information

Applications are accepted for fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study

Additional program requirements:

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Public Administration Program Director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA


Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.


For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.


Curriculum and Requirements

Program Policies

Total Program
Credit Hours


Average Length
of the Program

1-2 semesters
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. George Candler

(904) 620-1388

Building 51 , Room 2402