Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate

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 three core courses and one elective course to complete the program of study. The student will identify elective courses collaboration with the certificate program advisor. Learn more at


Certificate Requirements - 12 Credit Hours

General Application Requirements

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

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. This list is not all-inclusive, to view specific program requirements and submission deadlines, follow the  “Admissions Information” hyperlink at the top of this page OR visit the specific program/dept. page found here:

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 | |

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6140 |  |