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Non-Profit Management Certificate

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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/Prerequisites

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

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. George Candler
Professor
(904) 620-1388
Building 51, Room 2402

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • 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