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School of Public and Environmental Affairs

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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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

Note: Students must take V525 before V522

*Two additional SPEA graduate public affairs courses are also required

If students are interested in furthering their education in the MPA program, students should plan to take the following classes as electives:

  • SPEA V500 Quantitative Tools for Public Affairs
  • SPEA V517 Public Management Economics

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. 

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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: Susan Zinner [[speanw]]
Master in Public Affairs: 219-980-6836
Or apply in person: Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 2101