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Important: Not accepting applications

The graduate certificate in grantsmanship has been placed in abeyance while the department retools the curriculum. Applications are not being accepted at this time. Prospective students who would like to receive notification of the change in status of this program are strongly encouraged to complete the request for information form on our website.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 12
  • Estimated program cost: $5,319.96*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

An online graduate certificate in grantsmanship from MU can help you advance your career in academia or as a community-based professional in government, education or nonprofits. If you want to learn winning grant writing techniques, this may be the certificate for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Fundraisers

This certificate may have benefits for professionals in

  • Academic research
  • Compliance managers
  • K-12 settings
  • Local government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • State and local agencies

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are nine weeks in length and semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in one year.

You can earn this certificate as a stand-alone credential to further your career in the nonprofit sector, or you can earn the certificate concurrently with your master of public affairs degree. Completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the MPA program.

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs.