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WKU Nonprofit Administration Graduate Certificate Program


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Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration


What is it?

  • A 12 credit hour (4 course) online program.
  • Program designed to increase student preparedness for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector.
  • Program design was guided by national curricular guidelines. The focused program addresses current issues and skills relevant to the nonprofit sector.

What courses are included?

When might I expect to see the courses offered? (subject to change)

  • RSA 560 (Fall and Spring)
  • RSA 565 (Fall and Spring)
  • RSA 570 (Spring and Summer)
  • RSA 585 (Summer)

 Who is the program for?

  • Nonprofit professionals interested in continuing their education.
  • Students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector.
  • Community members interested in serving the nonprofit sector (e.g., board of directors, committees)
  • Note: Applicants need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Adequate preparation in the field of study.
  • Application & Fee ---> Students seeking this certificate must apply online. There is an application fee. 
  • Transcript Record ---> Graduates of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript showing the completed degree to the The Graduate School.


How do I learn more?

To learn more about this program, please contact Dr. Raymond Poff by e-mail: or by telephone (270) 745-2498

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