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Nonprofit Management and Leadership (Z116)   

Program Title and Classification

Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Public Policy


The Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate is a four-course (twelve-credit) graduate certificate program that is designed to provide invaluable skills and experiences to enable students to delve deeply into the complex challenges facing nonprofit leaders. The certificate will equip students to be able to formulate innovative strategies, negotiate the complexities of global philanthropy and NGO leadership, develop entrepreneurial skills, engage in major international issues in the developing world, employ their skills to advance the work of nonprofit organizations, and make a significant difference around the globe.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program Specific Requirements: 

  • CV/Resume

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland. 

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
26 July17 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
N/A29 Sep

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

Complete the following two courses:

PUAF 789Y: Nonprofit and NGO Management and Leadership (3 credits)

PUAF 688F: Nonprofit Financial Management (3 credits)

Complete two of the following courses:

PUAF 689Y: Theory, Practice, and New Paradigms in Nonprofit Fundraising (3 credits)

PUAF 689Z: Strategic Management for Nonprofit and Public Organizations (3 credits)

PUAF 689P: Strategic Philanthropy (3 credits)

PUAF 688O: China's Dynamic Philanthropic and Social Sector Landscape (3 credits)




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