Program Overview

The University of West Florida offers a certificate in Not-for-Profit Administration to interested students. This certificate is offered through the department of Applied Science, Technology, and Administration, and may be completed after fulfillment of approximately 10.5 online semester hours.

This program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as managers and administrators in nonprofit, private sector agencies. The program is offered completely online. The courses in the Certificate Program are utilized in the broader Master of Science in Administration - Public Administration degree program, and as such provide a feeder venue for students who have completed the certificate program to apply for admission. If students are admitted, they may move to the Master of Science in Administration - Public Administration Degree program. The Certificate in Not-for-Profit Administration is designed to provide students with a focused knowledge base and skill set useful in the effective administration of public and private not-for-profit organizations.

The four courses in the certificate include: The Nonprofit Profession, Strategic Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Public Budgeting, Evaluation for MSA Professionals, or Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not-for-Profit Organizations. Students must successfully pass all of these courses in order to earn the certificate.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

    UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies
    • College of Business

    UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.

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