Here, you'll prepare for a fast start and long-term career success in the nonprofit sector with our graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership. This growing sector needs professionals who know how to effectively communicate and manage organizational change. Our certificate ensures you'll learn to think like a leader and work effectively across a range of areas crucial to the nonprofit sector. We also make it easy for you to transition from the certificate to a master's degree in public administration. By the time you finish, you'll be ready to take any nonprofit organization to the next level.
The transition is simple; students enrolled in the certificate will only have to complete a short application and will have all their certificate courses automatically applied to the master's degree.
The nonprofit leadership certificate is a good option for busy, working adults to explore graduate study without yet making a full commitment to a longer degree program.
The certificate requires the completion of four, three-credit courses with a grade of B or better in three years or less. The certificate courses are also offered at a reduced tuition rate, making this a cost-effective way to start your graduate degree.
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
If not attained, evaluation of an applicant's ability to complete graduate work will be based on academic performance and a necessary 3.0 GPA within first six credit hours.
Complete our simple, short online application. Write a brief statement describing reasons and expectations for study in this program.
Within a week of our receipt of your official college transcript and completed application, you will receive notification regarding admission. After making a deposit of $100 that will be applied to your tuition and fees, you will receive a code that will allow you to enroll in the graduate certificate program and make course selections for the upcoming semester.
We review applications on a rolling basis.
Earning your nonprofit leadership certificate means developing leadership, citizenship, communication, and effective management skills for the nonprofit sector.
The flexibility of our certificate programs gives you the ability to customize your courses to meet your career goals.
Many of our certificate courses overlap, meaning you can easily switch between our four certificate options if you become excited about a different path. Additional certificates include:
At Widener, you'll learn from professors who are either working professionals or are experts practicing in the field. They'll make you the priority and help you build a network that will follow you long after graduation.
"Our students care about furthering positive outcomes in society. My goal in the classroom is to help them do this by building managerial and leadership skills that improve work performance in the near term and aid career advancement."