Nonprofit Administration Certificate online

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Start Class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

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$5,580* Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Program Duration
12 Credit Hours

Forge a path to leadership with an affordable Nonprofit Administration Certificate from USI. Hone your organizational, communication and problem-solving skills and qualify for in-demand roles such as development director, community outreach coordinator and fundraising associate.

Coursework emphasizes community engagement. Work alongside real-world partners who build your proficiency in grant writing, budgeting and human resource management. Learn about the internal workings of nonprofits and how they are shaped by economic, social and political forces.

This robust certificate program enables you to distinguish yourself as an in-demand specialist. Study 100 percent online and finish in as few as six months.

As a graduate of this online certificate program, you will be qualified for various roles in leadership such as:

  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Development Director
  • Fundraising Associate

The Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide to earn this prestigious accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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$5,580* Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Program Duration
12 Credit Hours

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Earn your Nonprofit Administration Certificate online affordably

USI is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition Breakdown

$465* Per Credit Unit
$5,580* Total Tuition

For more information about tuition, fees and other costs, visit our Financial Aid Cost of Attendance page.

*Tuition applicable for current start dates and is subject to change. Any questions regarding tuition should be directed to the Bursar's Office. If you step out of the program, returning to the program may have different tuition and fees applied.

Application Fee

Application fee: $40

Active military service members and veterans receive an admission fee waiver. Simply apply online and select the "military waiver" option, then contact our office at 800-467-1965 so we may submit the proper forms to Graduate Studies.

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Financial Aid

The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processing center by April 15th each year to be considered for state financial aid as well as federal financial aid. USI's Federal School Code is 001808. You will need an FSA ID to electronically sign your FASFA. If you do not have an FSA ID, you may create one at

Once you are admitted to the program and we receive your FAFSA, you can see the financial aid you qualify for and accept or decline your Direct Student Loan on your myUSI. For more information about tuition reimbursement or financial resources that may be available to you, visit our Student Financial Assistance page, access our Financial Aid FAQs, or contact us.

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Local Phone: 812-464-1767
Toll Free Phone: 800-467-1965
Fax: 812-461-5305

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Tuition Breakdown:

$465 Per Credit Hour
$5,580* Total Tuition


View key dates and deadlines

Now is the time to start earning your Nonprofit Administration Certificate online and take the fast track to a more successful career. USI provides you with the convenience of an accelerated application-to-start calendar.

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8/2/24 Next Application Due Date
8/19/24 Next Class Start Date
SessionCourse StartApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration Deadline
Fall I8/19/248/2/248/9/248/16/24
Fall II10/21/2410/4/2410/11/2410/18/24

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How to apply to your online Nonprofit Administration Certificate program

The University of Southern Indiana's online Nonprofit Admin Certificate has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Undergraduate Degree Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • GMAC ESA, GMAT or GRE Test scores are optional

Admission Requirements:

Applicants seeking to be admitted to the Nonprofit Admin Certificate program generally hold a bachelor’s degree (any major is acceptable) with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be admitted on a conditional basis upon review by the admissions committee. In some instances, students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be asked to provide additional information as part of their application.

Application Procedures:

  1. Submit an online application and $40 application fee.
  2. Submit transcripts to Graduate Studies.
    • Official transcripts are required only from the institution at which your highest degree was earned. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed from the previous institution to [email protected].
    • Unofficial transcripts from other institutions attended can be submitted via email by the applicant to [email protected].
    • Applicants who wish to seek transfer credit for graduate coursework must submit an official transcript from the institution where that work was completed.
    • Mailed transcripts can be sent to this address:
      Graduate Studies
      University of Southern Indiana
      8600 University Blvd.
      Evansville, IN 47712
  3. Read the full transcript policy by clicking here.
  4. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.


Discover the online Nonprofit Admin Certificate curriculum

To complete this Nonprofit Admin Certificate, students must choose from six core courses and complete 12 credit hours.

Students must take 12 credits hours from the list below, but must also choose between PA 631 or PA 684 and PA 606 and PA 609

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course attempts to examine how the behaviors of individuals, groups, and organizations influence the operation of government agencies and nonprofit organizations. In this class, we will draw on case studies of organizational behavior and organizational theory to develop our thinking about how to shape, guide, direct, and control public and nonprofit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of fundraising strategies and the management of volunteers in government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of fundraising strategies and the management of volunteers in government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory examination of the theories and strategies used to manage organizations in the nonprofit sector.  Topics include governing and leading nonprofit organizations, strategic planning, capacity building, marketing, developing financial resources, and financial management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to introduce students to the topic of program evaluation, an essential aspect of most publicly and privately funded programs today. Students will examine how the demand for accountability stresses the need for measuring program effectiveness to achieve stated goals and objectives. This course examines methods and practices to assess and evaluate programs. This course fulfills an objective of the Master of Public Administration program by teaching students practical skills necessary for the management of public and nonprofit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to examine public and nonprofit personnel issues, specifically issues related to personnel/human resource management, employee motivation, evaluation, promotion/demotion, training, benefits, wages and salaries, as well as disciplinary policies and various legal aspects relating to public sector and nonprofit employment.

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