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WKU Nonprofit Administration Graduate Certificate Program


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Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration


What is it?

  • A 12 credit hour (4 course) online program.
  • Program designed to increase student preparedness for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector.
  • Program design was guided by national curricular guidelines. The focused program addresses current issues and skills relevant to the nonprofit sector.

What courses are included?

When might I expect to see the courses offered? (subject to change)

  • RSA 560 (Fall)
  • RSA 565 (Spring)
  • RSA 570 (Spring and Summer)
  • RSA 585 (Summer)

 Who is the program for?

  • Nonprofit professionals interested in continuing their education.
  • Students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector.
  • Community members interested in serving the nonprofit sector (e.g., board of directors, committees)
  • Note: Applicants need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 

Admission Requirements/Procedures

The minimum requirements and procedures for acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration can be found at the following link: https://catalog.wku.edu/graduate/admission/

To apply to the program please visit the following link: http://www.wku.edu/apply

What about financial aid?

To learn more about financial aid, please visit the following: https://www.wku.edu/online/financial-aid.php

How do I learn more?

Please feel free to contact Dr. Raymond Poff by e-mail: raymond.poff@wku.edu or by telephone (270) 745-2498. To request more information about our graduate programs, please scan the QR code below and complete the inquiry form. We look forward to working with you.

Graduate school QR code inquiry form

Graduate Degrees to Consider

This graduate certificate program is a very nice complement to many WKU graduate degrees. Many graduate degrees include selecting elective courses. The Nonprofit Administration graduate certificate courses may be eligible.

A few programs to consider include:


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 Last Modified 4/11/23