USC Price School of Public Policy

Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy

This graduate certificate program provides students with a foundation in nonprofit management and policy. The certificate develops nonprofit management skills and provides students the knowledge needed to understand the increasing importance of nonprofits in society and their role in forming and influencing public policy.

Applicants for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA only need to submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor.

Applicants for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application for admission to the certificate program, provide transcripts of all college work, a resume and one letter of recommendation.

The certificate in nonprofit management and policy consists of 16 units of graduate course work.

Required courses (16 units)

Core Courses (12 Units)
Units
PPD 675 Nonprofit Management and Leadership 4
PPD 687 Strategic Management in the Nonprofit Sector 4
PPD 689 The Voluntary Nonprofit Sector and Public Policy 4

Elective Course

Students select 4 elective units. The elective course(s) may be taken from within the Price School of Public Policy course offerings or other USC units. The elective selection must be approved by the faculty advisor for the certificate program.

Up to 10 units of the certificate may be applied to both the certificate and the core requirements or electives in the Master of Public Administration program. Up to 12 units may be applied toward both the certificate and the core or electives in the Master of Public Policy program.

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA only need to submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.

Prospective Applicants — Applicants for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admissions website: http://www.usc.edu/admission/graduate/

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. official transcripts from ALL institutions attended directly to our office listed below:

    Office of Recruitment and Admissions
    650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

  2. Resume (upload via online application)
  3. A Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)

Deadlines:
Spring 2014 deadline – November 1, 2013
Summer 2014 deadline – April 1, 2014
Fall 2014 deadline – July 1, 2014

Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at uscprice@usc.edu for more information.