Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is offered through the
university’s Master of Public
program. As indicated on the UNF-MPA
website, the program “is northeast
Florida's only NASPAA accredited degree program in public policy, public
administration, and related fields.”
The MPA includes the option of a Nonprofit Management concentration, and
the Graduate Certificate is just that concentration offered as a stand-alone
paraphrase the MPA program website, the
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management prepares students for successful
careers as managers in the nonprofit sector. The curriculum enables the
student to understand the scope and activity of nonprofit organizations in governance
in modern society, and to administer nonprofit programs effectively. For
the student who already has significant work experience, the program provides
opportunities to gain new skills and obtain a broader perspective on the
responsibilities and obligations of nonprofit sector management. While public and
nonprofit management are generally associated with a political science or
business background, students from any discipline who are interested in
nonprofit careers, or who are currently employed in the nonprofit sector, are
encouraged to apply.
The program caters to beginning and mid-career
professionals, offering almost all courses in the evening, generally from
6:00-8:45 pm. In order to provide flexibility with full career schedules, we
offer some hybrid and full distance learning courses as well, though the
prospective student should expect to take the majority of courses on campus in
the evening. We have made a commitment to work with serving active duty Jacksonville Navy personnel to
craft a program that works around deployment obligations.
The formal catalog description of the Graduate
Certificate can be found linked here. The current rotation of nonprofit courses is
Fall -- PAD 6142 Nonprofit Management.
Spring -- PAD 6208 Nonprofit Financial Management.
Summer -- PAD 6164 Nonprofit Stakeholder Relations -- offered in an intensive, 6 week hybrid format.
The fourth, elective class can be taken from a range of options. Consult the MPA Director for further information.
Note that in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 the
scheduled classes will be offered at the Jesse Ball duPont Center, a
new nonprofit hub for Jacksonville. In 2016/17 the classes will return to
UNF. If the 2015/16 downtown experiment is successful, classes will
alternate each year between the two sites. PAD6164 will remain a hybrid class, meeting
once at the beginning, and once at the end of the six week summer
semester. The rest of the class is