Nonprofit Management: Certificate

The objective of our graduate certificate in nonprofit management is to prepare you for leadership positions in nonprofit and philanthropic (grant making) organizations.

The curriculum, which centers on technical skills specific to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, is designed to develop the skills necessary to manage and lead financially stable, innovative and effective organizations.

Opportunities for nonprofit managers with specialized skills have expanded sharply. Currently, approximately 8% of the U.S. total employment is in the nonprofit sector. Recent graduates serve in all nonprofit sectors in a variety of leadership positions.     


Can be pursued as a standalone certificate or as an add on for current UO doctoral/master’s students.

Application at a Glance

For new students, the application process for the nonprofit certificate program is online.

Currently enrolled UO graduate students interested in completing the certificate concurrently should contact Bob Choquette for application procedures to the nonprofit management certificate program.


Graduate Certificate
College of Design
Campus: Eugene
Summer Term:
Final Deadline - May 15
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - August 25
Winter Term:
Final Deadline - December 1
Spring Term:
Final Deadline - March 1​​​​