Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is offered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and under the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. This certificate is designed to prepare participants for executive leadership positions in nonprofit organizations. This program’s distance learning delivery was implemented with working professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional certificate program on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. This program aims to find a balance between the maximum convenience and flexibility found in an online program, while maintaining the academic excellence of a certificate from an institution such as the University of Florida. Through this program, students may be able to further their education and enrich their careers without sacrificing their work and family life.

The core curriculum of this program consists of five courses, or 15 credits, and includes specialized training in governance and leadership of nonprofit organizations, fundraising and risk management, decision making and planning functions of local, state, and national nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are an integral part of the economy, operating in various areas such as health care, education, social services, arts, recreation, professional associations, and religious organizations. With abundant employment opportunities in such diverse settings, this may be an ideal course of study to pursue.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have at least one year of work experience, at least a 2.5 undergraduate GPA, and not be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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