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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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

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

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . April 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

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.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Applicants not meeting the 3.0 GPA requirement may contact the graduate program director for additional admission criteria options


Average Length
of the Program

1-2 semesters
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. George Candler


(904) 620-1388

Building 51 , Room 2402