online Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management
The Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management at Georgia Southern University is intended for in-service career professionals in public and nonprofit management who have an interest in furthering their managerial acumen through outstanding web-based instruction. The five course sequence integrates public administration theory with practice, providing practical, real world knowledge and experience. The entire curriculum is offered completely online and was developed with an eye toward meeting the needs of busy professionals. The Certificate of Public and Nonprofit Management is a component of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and a member institution of the National Academic Centers Council (NACC).
Entire course offered online through web-based instruction
Students are admitted to the program annually each fall
Five course sequence takes one year to complete
Next Step: The MPA Degree
After earning the certificate, students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 may elect to change their status so they can complete the MPA degree. The MPA degree requires a total of 39-credit hours, whereby, in addition to core management courses, students pursue an area of concentration in public management, nonprofit management, or criminal justice administration. The MPA Program at Georgia Southern University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
The MPA program at Georgia Southern University is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Accreditation through NASPAA ensures that a rigorous set of standards, guaranteeing excellence in education and training for public service, are upheld. There are fewer than 300 programs in the United States with this accreditation.The MPA Program was recently ranked as one of the best graduate programs in Public Affairs by U.S. News & World Report.
At least three years of work experience in the public or nonprofit sector, or completed part of their graduate course work in a related field of study.
Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in a college accredited by proper regional accrediting association.
A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work.
For applicants taking the GRE before August 2011, a score of at least 400 on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a score of at least 3 on the Analytical Writing section.
For applicants taking the GRE after July 31, 2011, a score of at least 146 on the Verbal section and 140 on the Quantitative section, and a score of at least 3 on the Analytical Writing section
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of career goals and objectives.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999