Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
The nonprofit management graduate certificate is a 18-hour graduate level certificate program designed specifically to improve the management skills of persons working in all sizes and areas of nonprofit organizations. The program presents the basic components of nonprofit management, the history of the field, human resources, financial management, fundraising, communications and public relations, and program planning and evaluation. Some credits may be applied to the pursuit of a masters degree in other fields. Contact Vickie Edwards at 501.569.8026 for more information.
The Nonprofit Management Certificate consists of 18 graduate level hours. There are two required courses and four elective courses that may be selected from a group of classes.
- Nonprofit Organization Management 3 hours
- Capstone Project 3 hours (an individual project paper completed in the student’s last semester)
Electives: (any four courses of three hours each)
- Financial Management 3 hours
- Grantsmanship/Fundraising 3 hours
- Human Resources 3 hours
- Program Planning/Evaluation 3 hours
- Public Relations/Marketing 3 hours
Other electives may be added with prior approval from the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management Coordinator.
Total for Certificate Completion: 18 hours
What is a graduate certificate?
Graduate certificates, which generally require around one-half as many hours as a master’s degree, are one of the fastest growing components of graduate education. They provide the opportunity to specialize in a particular subject area through a shorter, more focused program of study. In a few cases, some of the certificate hours can be applied to a further master’s degree.
A description of current tuition cost and fees may be obtained from the UALR Graduate School, telephone number 501.569.3206.
Spring 2012 Courses
Evaluation Research I & II
SOWK 8259-901 and SOWK 8159-901
Instructor: Judith Faust
**Students must register for both classes.
Nonprofit Organization Management
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Plummer
Financial Management – Nonprofit Organizations
Instructors: Dr. Roby Robertson
For more information:
Questions regarding the Nonprofit Management Program:
Vickie Edwards, Ph.D.
Questions regarding registration and records:
Lori Goldman, College of Professional Studies