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Graduate Degree Programs

Fundraising Leadership

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Raymond E. Lombra
139 Sparks Building
Phone: 814-865-9555
Fax: 814-865-6505

Nonprofit organizations need well-educated fundraising leaders in the face of decreasing government support and increasing targets for private support. The Postbaccalaureate Credit Certifidate in Fundraising Leadership is designed to instill graduates of the program with an understanding of fundraising principles and leadership. The certificate encourages development of critical thinking and problem solving required of leaders in nonprofits. The goal of the certificate is to develop the next generation of fundraising leaders, preparing them to serve as leaders from any position and also as directors and vice presidents of development. The program will benefit: recent college graduates entering the profession; fundraisers who seek to move into higher-level positions; for-profit professionals in marketing, advertising, sales, communications who wish to move into nonprofits and fundraising; nonprofit leaders directly responsible for fundraising or are supervising fundraisers. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. All international applicants must meet the Graduate School's English proficiency requirements.

 Due to the multidisciplinary nature of philanthropy, no specific courses or majors are required for admission to the certificate program.

Required Courses

LA 402(3), LA 802(3), LA 895(1-3) 

Elective Courses

COMM 428A(3) or HIED 552(3)


Effective Semester: Summer 2017
Expiration Semester: Summer 2022


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