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Nonprofit organizations are a powerful third sector, standing alongside for-profit businesses and governmental entities that drive our economy and contribute to the quality of life we all enjoy. In today’s complex world, nonprofit and arts organizations play an integral role in almost every facet of our society and those working and volunteering in this sector demonstrate servant leadership in its purest form.

Oklahoma City University currently offers several certificates as alternatives to our full degrees. 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!

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

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

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

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

Should you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Beth Adele. She enjoys visiting with prospective students!

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