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LSU Shreveport Now Offering Certificates in Nonprofit Administration

Newsroom | LSU Online News May 24, 2023
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LSU Shreveport (LSUS) is excited to announce the launch of online undergraduate and graduate certificates in nonprofit administration this fall. These comprehensive certificate programs were created based on curricular guidelines from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. 
The programs offer an affordable solution for professionals seeking specialized knowledge without committing to a full degree, as they provide college-level courses in nonprofit topics. Whether or not you have a bachelor's degree, LSUS has a certificate program tailored to your needs. 

The Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration, ideal for professionals without a bachelor's degree, consists of 18 credit hours (six classes) of senior-level nonprofit courses. Topics include the nonprofit voluntary sector, boards and leadership, financial oversight, fund and grant development, social institutions, and administrative law.

For professionals with a bachelor's degree, the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration consists of 12 credit hours (four classes) of graduate-level courses. These cover essential areas such as the nonprofit voluntary sector, boards and leadership, financial oversight, and fund and grant development.

“Our certificates are a response to the nonprofit industry’s request for their employees to take credit-bearing courses to enhance their skills in nonprofit administration,” said Dr. Heather Carpenter, executive director of the LSUS Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research. “The curriculum is taught by experienced professionals in the field. Our flexible and affordable program equips students with the foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to succeed in the nonprofit sector.”

Increasing their value, these certificates from LSUS also serve as stepping stones to an online Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration. The credit hours earned can be applied towards this advanced degree, offering a seamless educational pathway for aspiring nonprofit leaders. 

Advance Your Nonprofit Career with LSU Online 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skill set. Enroll in one of the new nonprofit administration certificate programs from LSUS and take the next step in your professional journey. If you have questions, our Enrollment Coaches are happy to help. Get in touch today! 

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