College of Design
TERMS OF ADMISSION
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
The objective of our graduate certificate in nonprofit management is to prepare you for leadership positions in nonprofit and philanthropic (grant making) organizations.
The curriculum, which centers on technical skills specific to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, is designed to develop the skills necessary to manage and lead financially stable, innovative and effective organizations.
Opportunities for nonprofit managers with specialized skills have expanded sharply. Currently, approximately 8% of the U.S. total employment is in the nonprofit sector. Recent graduates serve in all nonprofit sectors in a variety of leadership positions.
Can be pursued as a standalone certificate or as an add on for current UO doctoral/master’s students.
How to Apply
For new students, the application process for the nonprofit certificate program is online.
Currently enrolled UO graduate students interested in completing the certificate concurrently should contact Bob Choquette for application procedures to the nonprofit management certificate program.
Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM)
College of Design
Fall Term: February 1
Summer Term: May 20
Fall Term: August 20
Winter Term: December 1
Spring Term: March 1
This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.
MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE
The master of nonprofit management (MNM) is a comprehensive professional degree that prepares students for executive leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic (grant-making) organizations.
Due to the astonishing growth of the nonprofit sector over the past 30 years in the U.S. and the equally rapid growth of nongovernmental organizations internationally, the sector has professionalized. Nonprofit employers now seek master's degree graduates with specialized training that will allow them to propel their organization forward.
This degree is distinct from a master of business administration and a master of public administration due to the nonprofit sector's unique funding and management structures. For example, multiple revenue streams require expertise in sources such as membership, capital campaigns, government contracts, grants, crowd funding, and income from entrepreneurial ventures.
We have crafted a strongly skills-focused curriculum that is nonprofit-first in perspective: Students learn practical and innovative techniques and apply them immediately in projects that benefit regional nonprofit organizations and foundations. Students graduate with a well-developed portfolio of nonprofit administrative experience and a robust professional network.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.
UO Application Requirements
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement for International Applicants
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)