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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.
Official nameGraduate certificate in nonprofit management
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Science | Truman School of Government and Public Affairs
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
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.
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.
Calendar system8 weeks
Typical program length2 years
Typical course loadPart 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.
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.
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.