Dr. Triparna Vasavada
School of Public Affairs
Penn State Harrisburg
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057-4898
The graduate credit certificate program in Nonprofit Administration is offered by the graduate program in Public Administration at Penn State Harrisburg. The certificate is designed for administrators and professionals in government and not-for-profit organizations who need to acquire additional knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Participants will apply to the program by completing the online Graduate School certificate application, including payment of the application fee, and will earn the certificate upon successful completion of the three required courses and one elective course (12 credits). All courses must be taken for a letter grade with at least a 3.0 average maintained; no grades below a C will be counted toward the certificate.
If a student who is already enrolled in a graduate degree program wishes to enroll in this graduate credit certificate program as well, he/she must do so by completing the online certificate application and paying the application fee.
Students who are already enrolled in the Public Administration degree program at Penn State Harrisburg must complete a “Notice of Intent” form as well in order to enroll in the certificate program. These students can choose elective courses for their MPA degree program in accordance with the requirements of the certificate program in order to earn the certificate in Nonprofit Administration. Courses taken in the certificate program may be applied toward a graduate degree in Public Administration, subject to restrictions outlined in the Transfer of Nondegree and Certificate Graduate Credits.
The certificate program consists of four graduate courses (12 credits). All courses must be at the 500 level. Students are required to take three required courses and one elective course of their choice.
Students are required to take one elective 3-credit course. Students are free to choose any 3-credit course at the 500 level that is relevant to their interest. Following is the suggested list of courses from which students can choose.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PADM)
Effective Date: Summer Session 2017
Expiration Date: Summer Session 2022
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2017