Graduate Certificate in NonProfit Management
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Program Details

The online Nonprofit Management graduate certificate from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota prepares you to begin or advance your career in the nonprofit sector. It is offered in a flexible format featuring 100% online coursework. This graduate certificate program allows you to maintain your current work commitments as you earn a specialized credential for continued success. Designed for working adults, it can be completed in one year.

The career-focused curriculum provides an introduction to nonprofit management, including coursework in management, community engagement and collaboration, grant writing and financial management, and human resource management. You will learn from expert faculty who bring relevant experience to the online classroom. The credits you earn can also be applied toward a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s.

This affordable, career-focused certificate trains you to work effectively with stakeholders, volunteers, and other staff to make a positive impact and meet organizational goals. Graduates of this program have knowledge and experience they can apply to a variety of community and social service careers, including roles like fundraising manager, community outreach coordinator, program director, and more.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent