What You’ll Learn
Nonprofit organizations are unique. They must fulfill their mission with careful management of an organization’s budget and employees.
Students interested in managing a nonprofit organization should consider this graduate certificate.
- May be completed 100% online or through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.
This certificate prepares students to become leaders in nonprofit and voluntary organizations. Courses provide training in financial management, marketing, and other functions in nonprofit organizations.
Students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree may apply. The program is also available for those currently pursuing a master’s degree.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Brockport Public Administration alumni work in a number of nonprofit organizations. These organizations include Rochester AmeriCorps, Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, and The Urban League of Rochester, to name a few.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
- Fall Semester: August 15
- Spring Semester: January 15
- Summer Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
A Giving Community
The Greater Rochester area is rich in nonprofit organizations that play a vital role in our community like Hillside Family of Agencies, Al Sigl Center, and the Arc of Monroe County. Many MPA alumni and current students work for or intern at these and other agencies.
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“I chose to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management because I felt it was pertinent to be proficient in funneling information across sectors. Cross-disciplinary pursuits are not unique in the ecological/environmental realm and, commonly, large-scale projects are conducted as partnerships among public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders. This unique opportunity at Brockport thus seemed relevant to bridge an existing gap in my own understanding of that interface.” Eli Polzer ’16