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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate

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Program Overview

Designed to give those interested in nonprofit management an opportunity to further develop their skills, this certificate focuses on nonprofit administration, fundraising, personnel management, grant writing, team building and budgeting. It requires two core courses and two elective courses to complete the program of study. The selection of elective courses will be identified by the student in collaboration with the certificate program administrator. Learn more at usd.edu/online-nonprofit-mgmt.


Certificate Requirements - 12 Credit Hours

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization


Department of Political Science
605-658-6755 | polsci@usd.edu | usd.edu/grad-polsci

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6140 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad

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