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What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a collaborative effort between the Lubar School of Business, the College of Letters & Science, and other campus units that have research and/or teaching interests in nonprofit management and leadership, nonprofit organizations, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy. The certificate responds to the growing need for trained professionals to assume management and leadership positions in non-governmental, nonprofit sector organizations.

The multi-disciplinary Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue or advance careers within nonprofit sector organizations. The Graduate Certificate program is jointly offered by the College of Letters and Science and the School of Business Administration and is the first graduate-level program to be offered by any college or university in the State of Wisconsin that has been specifically designed for the leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations.

Combining the Graduate Certificate with Another Graduate Degree

Students in degree programs across campus such as urban studies, public administration, business, social welfare, education or the arts, have combined the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management with their degree to further enhance their academic preparation for their particular career goals.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,876.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022


College of Letters and Science

2442 E Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average to be admitted in to a certificate program.

For international students

A baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Center on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution.

A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

English proficiency requirement: TOEFL IBT - 79 – 120; IELTS - 6.5 - 9.0; Cambridge English Advanced/Cambridge English Proficiency - C1 level or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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