Summer 1 2024 classes start on May 6, 2024
The online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration is offered through LSU Shreveport. This comprehensive certificate empowers professionals with the skills and expertise needed to lead nonprofit organizations toward success. Our course designers developed the curriculum using the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council’s Graduate Curricular Guidelines, integrated with feedback from nonprofit industry leaders. The online program curriculum focuses on fundraising, board development, grant writing, financial management, and more. Graduates will gain in-demand skills to advance their careers as Development Directors, Program Directors, Executive Directors, Volunteer Managers, or Operations Managers.
Apply all 12 credit hours towards the MS in Nonprofit Administration degree.
The 100% online program features a flexible format that is ideal for working professionals.
Receive support from a dedicated Student Success Coach from application to graduation.
We offer all students competitive tuition rates with no out-of-state fees.
Nonprofit professionals without a masters degree will find the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration appealing because it is a comprehensive program covering topics in fundraising, financial management, and board development. The program allows students to gain an abbreviated knowledge of nonprofit management at the masters level and students can apply the 12 credits toward completing the 33 credit hour masters program."
Heather Carpenter, PhD
Executive Director, Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research, Louisiana State University Shreveport
Total credit hours per program: 12 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $373
Total cost with fees: $4,481
Cost may be reduced if transfer courses apply.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
|NPA 602 - Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
|NPA 634 - Nonprofit Boards and Leadership
|NPA 661 - Nonprofit Financial Oversight
|NPA 662 - Fund Development and Grants
The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree and preparing for more rewarding opportunities. We’ve streamlined the process so you can get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the Nonprofit Administration online degree program must meet the following requirements for admission.
Once your materials have been received, you will receive notification from Graduate Studies and your materials will be forwarded to the graduate director of the Graduate Certificate program.
Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to email@example.com.
To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.
Graduate School Admission:
Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program and one of the following:
International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit additional information. Learn more about international admission requirements.
Students enrolled in the online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration will learn essential skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in the nonprofit sector.
Students in this program will learn to do the following:
Why choose LSU Shreveport’ online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration?
LSU Shreveport's online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration is ideal for nonprofit professionals interested in advancing their skills and knowledge in the field. The program is entirely online and allows students to complete coursework from anywhere. This format is especially beneficial for working professionals or those with other commitments. This nonprofit administration certificate will prepare graduates for leadership roles in the nonprofit sector and may provide them with a competitive edge in the job market. Additionally, the program is affordable and offers competitive tuition rates to all students.
Take the first step forward by completing the form and our enrollment team will contact you soon to discuss: