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 Prerequisites
Program may require leveling courses to be determined by department. Please consult advisor for the program.
Specific Degree Requirements: See Certificate Information.
The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership program reviews applications on a rolling basis. This means the program reviews applications as they receive them from the Graduate School.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet certificate program regulations.
||A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
| Statement of Purpose
| Test Scores
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.