The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs offers a graduate certificate program in nonprofit organization management.
This graduate certificate is designed for individuals who (1) want to explore a career in one of the nonprofit areas, (2) possess a graduate degree and need to develop specific nonprofit management skills, or (3) want to take some graduate courses without applying to the M.P.A. degree program.
Graduate certificates are awarded for the successful completion of 15 graduate credits as designated. These graduate credits can be applied toward the M.P.A. degree, provided the student attains a 3.0 GPA or higher in the certificate program and satisfies the admission requirements for the M.P.A. program.
The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management is earned by successfully completing three required and two elective courses.
The faculty of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration are experts in the fields of politics and nonprofit organizations and have conducted voluminous research on various topics in the field, including, among many others, Church-State relations, nonprofit organization management, and maternal and child health. In just the past year, the faculty have published three books and presented papers at 14 conferences throughout the country. Our professors are also among the foremost sources for political analysis in the tristate area and recently have made more than 100 media appearances to discuss various political issues.
The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing graduate programs to educate the professionals, scientists, educators and leaders of the future. Our goal is to impart the skills and knowledge that graduate students need to develop and follow successful career paths and to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to society through service and/or the advancement of knowledge. We believe that an education grounded in the principles of liberal arts and dedicated to societal advancement through research and interdisciplinary studies is the best instrument for producing well-rounded citizens with intentions that are both personally fulfilling and noble.