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About the Program

UHV's Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership enables you to refine your knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic world. You will have the opportunity to take advanced graduate-level courses, learn from nonprofit business leaders and obtain the skills necessary to lead a nonprofit organization.

Program Profile


Manageable Four Course Program to Earn Your Advanced Certificate


Flexible Online Course Format

Graduation Cap

All Courses Transferable to UHV’s Strategic MBA Program if You Decide to Continue Your Education

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The Program Experience

Why Pursue the UHV’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership?

Through the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, you will enjoy the benefits of additional credentials without having to dedicate time and money to a full master’s program.

A graduate certificate will give you a competitive edge in the professional world and help you stand out from other candidates. If you want to increase your hire-ability or expand your skillset in the nonprofit sector, this certificate program is an excellent choice.


Requirements: 12 semester hours composed of NONP courses.

The four required courses are:

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First Step to Your Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Courses for the graduate certificate are available during the spring, fall and summer semesters. The program consists of four courses, all of which are available online, making it a perfect fit for busy students and those with other commitments that make attending class in person difficult.

Completing the program is also your first step toward earning a Strategic MBA. If you wish to further your education, an MBA will provide advanced knowledge and expertise, which will allow you to move into more advanced positions in any industry. All of the courses you complete in the program are directly transferrable to the MBA program.

A graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership prepares you for a wide range of careers:

  • Philanthropy Manager 
  • Institutional Giving Director
  • Nonprofit Hiring Manager
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Marketing
  • And more!

Who Should Apply?

A Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is an excellent choice for anyone who has received a bachelor’s degree and has a passion to develop and strengthen organizations and communities.

If you want to gain further expertise in your field or change your area of expertise altogether, this is a great option to consider. It is an excellent fit for anyone who wants to expand their skillset while receiving graduate-level education in a relatively short time frame.

Key Benefits at UHV

What makes UHV’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership unique?

At UHV, students will:

  • Study with highly specialized faculty with advanced degrees in their field.
  • Learn from practitioners and scholars, reaping the benefits of both theory and experience.
  • Experience contemporary curriculum revised and updated to represent today's organizational challenges.
  • Acquire job-related skills applicable to manager, supervisor, and team leader positions.

Our certificate program provides students with real-world educational experience and the opportunity to learn from visionary leaders who will provide the mentorship and practical training you need to advance your career. 

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