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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is designed to meet the needs of graduate students, employees and volunteers looking for advanced study in the theory and practice of nonprofit administration. Ideal for nonprofit professionals, community volunteer leaders and active philanthropists, the Certificate provides knowledge and skills to help strengthen the leadership capacity of nonprofit organizations and promote ethical and effective nonprofit administrative practice. The Certificate requires 15 hours of graduate coursework, available in both on-campus and online formats.

Admission Requirements:

The Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership can be pursued concurrently with other graduate programs at the university. In particular, students currently admitted and in good standing in a graduate program at the University of Memphis can enroll in this certificate program.

Applicants must satisfy admission requirements of the Graduate School and receive favorable endorsement from the public administration faculty. Admission will be based on:

  1. Applicable test scores (Graduate Record Examination [GRE], Graduate Management Aptitude Test [GMAT], or Miller Analogy Test [MAT]);
  2. Undergraduate grade point average;
  3. Previous education and/or experience demonstrated via a resumé and two letters of reference;
  4. Ability to articulate career goals and education objectives via a personal statement.

Inquiries can be directed to mpa_admissions@memphis.edu.

Program Requirements:

Successful completion of 15 hours of graduate credit. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Other Requirements

  1. Elective courses will be selected with the student and their advisor.
  2. In order to continue in the program, students must maintain at least a 3.0 Graduate GPA.

Graduation Requirements:

To obtain the certificate a student must complete five of the above-mentioned courses (four major courses and one elective course), with an average grade of 3.0 (B) or higher, for a total of fifteen credits.

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