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Nonprofit Management - IUPUI

Graduate Certificate

There are more than 1.6 million nonprofit organizations in the US alone, and these organizations need well-prepared leaders and staff to continue making an impact on millions of lives across the globe. This graduate certificate prepares you for program management, across a broad range of fields including religion, education, social services, health, arts and culture, animals, the environment, developing countries, and many other worthwhile causes.

The IUPUI Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like exposure to nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues but who do not wish or need to pursue a degree in nonprofit management. The certificate complements other courses of study or career experience in such areas as social work, library science, and parks and recreation. Students pursuing a nonprofit management certificate gain an understanding of how to work in and with nonprofit organizations.

Your IUPUI graduate certificate prepares you for such careers as: 

  • Development director 
  • Annual giving director 
  • Program coordinator 
  • Fundraising consultant 
  • Alumni relations specialist 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Nonprofit management core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • O'Neill elective course (3 credit hours)  

NOTE: You must apply to the graduate certificate program as a degree-seeking student. Applications from non-degree students are not accepted.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement


SPEA-V 521The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector3 Credits
SPEA-V 522Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations3 Credits
SPEA-V 525Management in the Nonprofit Sector3 Credits
SPEA-V 526Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations3 Credits
SPEA-V 558Fund Development for Nonprofits3 Credits
-One additional O'Neill elective course3 Credits

Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1428.00

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1274.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3822.00
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