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Certificate Programs

Oklahoma City University currently offers several certificate options as an alternative to a full degree. These programs are designed so that students learn best practices in the selected areas by completing a series of carefully curated classes. Our certificate programs are the perfect complement to an existing degree or for those looking to slowly acclimate into a classroom setting. Busy professionals enjoy this option because classes are scheduled in the evenings so as not to impact the workday. Our graduate-level certificate options are designed so that students may persist to earn a full master’s degree after completing the certificate should they so desire. Live streaming is now available for all classes referenced below!

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
Comprised of 15 credit hours, the graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership consists of the following five classes:

  • Grant Writing
  • Resource Mobilization and Development
  • Nonprofit Financial Oversight
  • Strategic Planning and Program Development for Nonprofits
  • Marketing for Nonprofits

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising
Comprised of 15 credit hours, the graduate certificate in nonprofit fundraising consists of the following five classes:

  • Grant Writing
  • Introduction to Fundraising and Donor Behavior
  • Fundraising in Practice
  • Planned Giving
  • Fundraising Management and Accountability

Certificate in Nonprofit Arts Administration for Undergraduates
Undergraduate students are able to enhance their Oklahoma City University education by completing a 12 credit hour certificate comprised of the following courses:

  • Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Resource Mobilization and Development in the Arts
  • Nonprofit Financial Oversight
  • Marketing for the Arts

Requirements For Admission

  • Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • One Letter Of Recommendation
  • A brief essay, one page in length, on rationale for pursuing this certificate

If you would like to review a description for any course listed above, please review the current Graduate Student Catalog by clicking here.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Randy K. Macon at any time. He truly enjoys visiting with prospective students! 405.208.5375 or

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