Nonprofit management

University of Missouri-Columbia
Graduate certificate
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Graduate certificate

An online graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) will help you more effectively manage your resources, analyze community needs and prioritize and deliver appropriate services within budget. Whether you are an entry-level staff member or a manager without recent formal training, this may be the certificate for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in nonprofit management


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Arts & Science | Truman School of Government and Public Affairs

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

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Career prospects

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.

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Median salary

Program structure

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

Courses are eight weeks in length and may be taken in any order. It is possible to complete the certificate in one year, but it is normal for the 12 hours to take 1.5–2 years based on your full-time employment or other demands.


100% online

Calendar system

8 weeks

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

Part time


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Many of the certificate courses draw from our NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) accredited MPA curriculum.

Faculty spotlight

Jennifer Mayo, PhD

Jennifer Mayo's research focuses on issues in public finance, with a particular interest in the nonprofit sector. Dr. Mayo's recent work has examined the impact of charity ratings and the long-run distribution of philanthropy. Her research is published in journals such as the "Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization" and "Fiscal Studies." She earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Mayo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Truman School of Government and Public Affairs and Department of Economics
Angie Hull, PhD

Angela Hull teaches policy processes and nonprofit management in the master of public administration and public administration undergraduate programs. Dr. Hull has been the University of Missouri's (Mizzou) program director of individualized degrees since 2022. She has a doctorate in policy studies and a master’s of public administration from Mizzou. She was previously executive director of the Association for Education Finance and Policy where she contributed to annual Missouri school finance policy briefs. She worked in education associations, including state government relations for school boards and teacher groups. Her policy and research consultant work included school district grant evaluations and policy research on teacher preparation, certification, compensation and pensions, and early childhood systems development. She has been a CLASS® certified observer of an i3 evaluation with the American Institutes for Research and executive director of Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Early Childhood.

Angela Hull, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor Harry S Truman School of Government & Public Affairs Program Director, IDS/BGS

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs