Nonprofit Certificate Offered in the Woodlands

January 16, 2009

Students interested in studying nonprofit management are now able to take classes in the Woodlands. Beginning in January 2009, the Bush School is offering courses at Lone Star College, University Center, in the Woodlands.

ClassroomThese classes are part of a 12-credit (four courses) graduate certificate in nonprofit management.  William Brown, associate professor and director of the program, says the Woodlands option is part of an expansion to allow more people to experience a Bush School education.  The certificate is also available online, a popular option for working professionals, as well as at the College Station campus. 

The Bush School’s nonprofit management program is aimed at strengthening the management and leadership skills of current and aspiring leaders in the nonprofit sector.  The certificate helps working professionals improve their skills and better position themselves for career advancement.  Similarly, those who aspire to work in the nonprofit sector can take these classes to better understand the unique challenges of working in a nonprofit organization and prepare themselves to take on leadership roles.  Each course earns three credits applicable to a Texas A&M University Certificate in Nonprofit Management. All are taught by faculty from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Lone Star College, University CenterThe classes will meet every other week on Friday evening and all day Saturday for six weeks.  Available courses include Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector, which begins January 30; Management and Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations, which begins March 27; and Performance Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sector, beginning on April 3. 

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and meet other requirements to be admitted to the program. Interested students may apply via the ApplyTexas application at Additional up-to-date application information is found online at Estimated cost for Texas residents is approximately $1,700 per course. Financial aid is available.

For additional information, contact the Office of Extended Education at:
      1-866-988-BUSH (2874) or email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

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