Earn a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Administration

The Nonprofit Certificate Program is managed through Appalachian’s accredited MPA program, which has a strong state-wide active network of alumni in the nonprofit sector. The interdisciplinary program of study allows students to take coursework that has a required component and a flexible component to better meet the career needs of each student.

What will you get from App State?

  • Expertise in non-profit organizations
  • Practical leadership skills and research experience
  • Relationships with current and future non-profit leaders
  • Face-to-face evening classes with experienced faculty
  • Option to count credits towards a full Masters degree

Which 5 classes will you take? 

Three Core Classes:

  • Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Applied, project-based research 

Two Electives, Choose From:

  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Communications
  • Social Work
  • Others—based on your interests

What do you need to do?

Submit a streamlined application — No test scores required: Click here to begin your application!

  • Begin in Fall or Spring semester
  • Earn certificate in 12-18 months
  • Approximately $1,500 per class

Other graduate certificates of interest to students seeking careers in the public sector are offered through the Department of Geography and Planning.