Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership

Basic Certificate Information:

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership is a 15-semester-credit-hour program offered by the Department of Public Administration established to provide students who are currently managing or working in the nonprofit sector, or who seek careers in the nonprofit sector, with essential management skills and a foundation in the theory and values fortifying the nonprofit sector in America.  The certificate enables graduate students with good academic standing from multiple program areas to develop their expertise, explore the current issues facing the sector, enhance their employment opportunities with nonprofit and public agencies, and meet the growing complexity and demands of the nonprofit sector.  Students not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program are required to apply for admission to UTSA as a special graduate degree seeking student and indicate their intent to seek admission to the certificate program. Students should note that if they are currently pursuing a graduate program and pursuing the Certificate and they graduate from the graduate program before they complete the Certificate, they must reapply for admission to UTSA as a special degree seeking and indicate their intent to seek admission into the Certificate program.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines:

Admission Requirements and Pre-requisites: (Program may require leveling courses to be determined by department.) Please consult advisor for the program.

Specific Degree Requirements: See Certificate Information.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements:  International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

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Application Deadline Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):
Spring- November 1
Summer- April 1
Fall- July 1

International Applicants:
Spring- September 1
Summer- March 1
Fall- April 1

Contact Information:

Graduate Advisor of Record: Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.
Email Address: Jennifer.Alexander@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-2532

Contact the Graduate School: Contact now for more information.

Graduate Catalog Link: http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/chapter3/CertificateProg.html#nal

Degree Website: http://copp.utsa.edu/public-administration/nonprofit-certificate-program/