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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
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.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.