Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management (ONLINE)

The Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management is intended for in-service career professionals with at least three years of work experience (or, those who have completed part of their graduate course work in a related field of study) in the public or nonprofit sector and who have an interest in furthering their managerial acumen and leadership skills through outstanding web-based instruction. The five course sequence integrates public administration theory with practice, providing practical, real world knowledge and experience. The Certificate program requires only one calendar year of part-time study to complete. All of the credits earned as part of the Certificate program are fully-transferable and count towards completion of the nationally ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program at Georgia Southern University. The MPA degree requires a total of 39-credit hours, whereby, in addition to core management courses, students pursue an area of concentration in public or nonprofit management. The Certificate and MPA program are housed in the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies, which serves as a focal point for scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the fields of Public Administration and Policy.


Program Contact Information:

Trenton J. Davis, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Director, Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies
Email: mpa@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-1400

Regular Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: Individuals applying to the Certificate program must have at least three years of work experience in the public or nonprofit sector, or completed part of their graduate course work in a related field of study.
1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in a college accredited by proper regional accrediting association.
2. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work.
3. A current resume detailing relevant work experience.

4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic or employment experience.

5. Statement of career goals and objectives.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)

Gainful Employment Disclosure Info

Certificate Title: Public & Nonprofit Management
CIP Code: 44040101
Major Code: CERG
Hours: 15

Title IV Eligibility: Yes
Loan Debt: *NA

Median Graduation Rate: *NA

Placement Rate: *NA
On-time Program Costs: Tuition and Fees
*In accordance with FERPA policy, information for academic programs with 10 or fewer students who complete is not disclosed

Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline
June 1*
July 1*
Does Not Admit Does Not Admit


*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 4/27/2018

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 • gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu