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Academic Features:

The graduate-level certificate program is a 5-course, 15 credit hour program in the IUN School of Public & Environmental Affairs.  It provides a focused program of study in nonprofit management. 

Certificate Requirements are as follows:

  • SPEA V525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector
  • SPEA V522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofits
  • SPEA V526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

*Two additional SPEA graduate public affairs courses are also required

Program Special Features:

The program is flexible enough to adapt to the needs of pre-career or in-service students and to individuals with varying degrees of experience in such fields as human resource administration, criminal justice, health, public or non-profit management.  Students may also participate in a public affairs internship through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

Student Consumer Information about this Program

Faculty Features:

The extensive practitioner experience combined with the academic credentials of the SPEA faculty provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their understanding of public affairs.

Accreditation Held:

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

A few frequently asked questions:

Does the program meet the needs of part-time students?  Yes, the program and scheduling of courses is designed to meet the needs of part-time as well as full-time students. All required courses are offered in the evenings or on weekends, to accommodate the needs of in-service students. Will I have the opportunity to relate classroom instruction to real-world problems?  Absolutely, the faculty has real-world professional experience, and that experience is recognized in the quality of classroom instruction. Also, the internships offered by the division are outstanding, with opportunities available for graduate-level internships in all areas of concentration.

If you can see yourself earning a Master’s degree from Indiana University, enroll today.
For Admission, contact: Dawn Samson
Master in Public Affairs: 219-981-5668
Or apply in person: Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 2101