Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
The Suffolk Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (GCNM) will enhance your understanding of public sector finance. This program covers administration in a public sector context as well as finance, human resources, and other special topics specific to nonprofits and nonprofit business environments.
You can complete the program full-time in as little as one semester or part-time in as few as two semesters. If you apply to the MPA within a year of completing this certificate, and had a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, you won’t need to take the GRE or GMAT to enroll in the master's program.
Paying for Graduate School
|Cost Per Credit (2019-2020)||$1,171|
Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.
- Completed online application
- $50 application fee
- Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
- Goal statement (essay)
- 2 Letters of recommendation (learn more)
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)
Graduate certificate courses, if waived, will need to be substituted with an approved elective. To substitute an approved elective for a required course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).
Candidates who apply within one year of completing their graduate certificate will have applicable courses applied to a Sawyer Business School (SBS) graduate degree program in the same discipline as the certificate as long as a grade of "B" or better was earned in that course.
Candidates who apply beyond one year of from a certificate program outside their discipline will have coursework evaluated on a case by case basis for relevancy, current degree requirements, and current Sawyer Business School waiver and transfer policies.
Transfer credits from the graduate certificate must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five years prior to entering a SBS graduate degree program. However, at the discretion of the program director, some courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
View the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.