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MA_NML_Certificate graduates 2015

Certificate in Nonprofit Management
and Leadership

Download a PDF version of the Certificate Guidelines
Download the Request for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership form

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PURSUE THE CERTIFICATE?
REQUIREMENTS
HOW TO APPLY TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

HOW TO REQUEST THE CERTIFICATE ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE COURSES

FORMS
Request for the Certificate
Graduate Course Application Form for undergraduate students pursuing the certificate


ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is designed for students earning graduate and undergraduate degrees in other fields at UGA but who have aspirations of working in the nonprofit sector. It also provides content relevant to those who are already employed in the nonprofit arena but who can benefit from advanced training in particular areas related to nonprofit management and leadership. The program is supported by a multidisciplinary faculty of scholars, practitioners and adjunct faculty who are nonprofit leaders in the Athens community.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PURSUE THE CERTIFICATE?

The following students are eligible for the certificate program:

REQUIREMENTS

The program consists of a minimum of 4 graduate level courses of 3 semester hours each, drawn from the core courses of the MA NML degree curriculum*.  Undergraduate and Honors students must obtain approval from the Graduate School before they may enroll in any of the following courses (the Graduate Course Application form is available at the Graduate School), as well as obtain permission from the MA NML program office (nprofit@uga.edu).

1. Two courses are required:

MNML 7237       Theory & Management of Nonprofit Organizations
MNML 7226*     Evaluation of Community & Institutional Practices

2. Two courses may be chosen from the following list of MA NML core courses: **

MNML 7010       Special Topics in the Nonprofit Sector
This is the program’s catchall course number for any course that is not offered on a regular basis. Although the course number is the same, the course title and instructor will vary from section and semester.

MNML 7060       Fundraising & Development for Nonprofit Organizations
MNML 7320       Managing Volunteers & Staff in Nonprofit Organizations
MNML 7330       Innovation and Change in Nonprofit Organizations
MNML 7947       Social Entrepreneurship
MNML 7957       Grant Proposal Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
MNML 7967       Professional Writing for Nonprofit Leaders
MNML 7977       Nonprofit Leadership
ALDR 7350        Team and Organizational Development
PADP 7210        Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector:  Theory and Practice

*SOWK 7206, ALDR 7070, & HPRB 7470 may be substituted with director’s approval.
** In some cases, one of the courses toward the Certificate may come from a different field if the relationship to the nonprofit sector, issues, leadership or management is clear.  The student must discuss this option with the program office before taking the course.   


HOW TO APPLY TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree (in the 3rd or 4th year of study) or graduate degree (in another discipline other than MA NML), or be enrolled as a non-degree seeking graduate student at the University of Georgia.

STUDENTS CURRENTLY PURSUING AN UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE DEGREE AT UGA

NON-DEGREE CERTIFICATE STUDENTS

Apply to the Graduate School as a Non-Degree Certificate Student. You should submit the following with your application:

For more information about the requirements for admission, click here to visit the Graduate School webpage on Non-Degree and Transient Students..

Once your application is complete, has been reviewed, and you have been accepted you will receive follow up information on what to do next to start the program.


HOW TO REQUEST THE CERTIFICATE

Requests for the certificate should be made at the beginning of the semester of your last certificate course(s).

To receive the certificate you must do the following:

  1. Fill out the REQUEST FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP FORM.  The form may be found at www.nonprofit.uga.edu.
  2. Apply to graduate with the Certificate in Athena before the Graduate School’s deadline for that semester.
  3. Submit the form by email to nprofit@uga.edu, FAX:  706-354-3917, or mail to:

University of Georgia School of Social Work
MA NML Program Office
School of Social Work Building
279 Williams St., Room 133
Athens, GA   30602

Once grades have been posted and your certificate request has been approved, the program office will notify the registrar and a paper certificate will be mailed to you.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, visit our website, www.nonprofit.uga.edu. You may also contact the Program Director, Dr. Tony Mallon, ajmallon@uga.edu, 706-542-5467 or contact Kat Farlowe, Assistant Graduate Coordinator, kfarlowe@uga.edu , nprofit@uga.edu or 706-542-5461.