The Nonprofit program can be
taken as either a stand-alone graduate certification program or as a
concentration within the school’s Master of Public Administration curriculum.
Non-degree students can earn the
Certificate in Nonprofit Organziations by successfully completing 15 credit
hours from courses offered and approved by the faculty of the Program
For more information, contact Dr. Jessica Sowa,
The Nonprofit Concentration
prepares students to become innovative and critical thinkers to operate and
manage in the nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Concentration’s unique
design bridges theoretical knowledge with real-world experience. As our
students prepare for the beginning of their careers or advancement in their
current positions, they gain insight into the interdependence between the
nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.
Students graduating with a concentration in Nonprofit
Organizations will be able to span the boundaries of the nonprofit, public, and
for-profit sectors to:
Assess community needs,
Navigate the realm of public policy affecting
the sector, its clients, and its services, and
Strategically and effectively manage
organizations that ultimately benefit society
Students interested in obtaining a concentration in
Nonprofit Organizations within a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program
must apply and enroll in the MPA within the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and
must adhere to all master degree program requirements.
* The Nonprofit Organizations concentration program qualifies for the
WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Students who live in
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible for
in-state tuition if they complete the Nonprofit Organizations
concentration program at the Denver campus of the University of Colorado
Denver. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the WICHE website.