The Certificate in Nonprofit Management develops leaders for the nonprofit sector, contributes to understanding nonprofit organizations and their role in society, and supports the practice of effective management.
Online courses offer a flexible and interactive format over a traditional fifteen-week semester during fall and spring (ten-week semester during summer), typically requiring online discussion several times a week. All online courses fall under 700 section numbers.
On campus courses at College Station are offered during a traditional fifteen-week semester, typically meeting once a week for three hours. Note: On-campus courses often fill up quickly since priority goes to Bush School degree-seeking master’s students.
To receive a graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNPM), the student must complete 12 credit hours of CNPM courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Two core curriculum courses are required: PSAA 643: Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector and PSAA 644: Management and Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations. Students have the option of selecting an emphasis area (see below). Those who do not select an emphasis area may tailor their own certificate and choose two courses from a variety of options.
CNPM students have the option of choosing an area of emphasis. While selecting an emphasis area is not required, doing so may be beneficial since the emphasis area will be noted on the certificate upon successful completion of the CNPM program.
Students who choose an emphasis are required to take two of the emphasis-specific courses listed under the area they have chosen.
Students may obtain multiple emphasis areas by completing six additional hours of electives (2 courses) while maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.Emphasis Options
Please note that each course is not offered every semester, which may affect completion time for an optional emphasis. All electives listed are available for students to choose from if not pursuing an area of emphasis.Core Courses (required)
Contact an enrollment advisor for upcoming semester course offerings: email@example.com or 1-866-988-2874.
Students admitted to the Bush School Certificate in Nonprofit Management program are eligible to receive federal financial aid for the two core/required courses and two elective courses.
Students may take additional courses for their certificate (or for multiple emphasis areas). However, additional courses are not financial aid eligible.
New students complete the Apply Texas Application and fill in all fields, including work history.
Apply Texas Application: https://www.applytexas.org/
Current Texas A&M University Students (U4, U5 or Graduate Classification) concurrently enrolled in a degree-seeking program while pursuing the certificate must complete the Certificate Program Application. Do NOT complete the Apply Texas application.
Certificate Program Application
Applicant must include a statement of approximately 500 words indicating personal interest in some area of homeland security and how s/he might use an enhanced knowledge of this subject. Applicant must also include any courses taken that dealt with homeland security.
Applicant should include a description professional experiences in any of these areas: emergency management, military, national security, crisis preparedness, cyber security etc.
Personal statements can be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Office of Extended Education:
Resumes can be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Office of Extended Education.
Official transcripts from all four-year colleges/universities attended for
undergraduate course work must be sent directly from the issuing university to
the Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University:
Graduate Admissions Processing, Office of Admissions and Records
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
Official transcripts for graduate course work and/or from junior colleges are not needed.
Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through PARCHMENT, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
International Applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency before materials can be reviewed. Acceptable forms of proof can be found athttps://admissions.tamu.edu/other/nondegreeseeking.
Questions? Contact an enrollment advisor
email@example.com or 1-866-988-2874
Message from the Certificate Director
A Message From Our Students
"The CNPM program offered at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M offers the most rewarding and "real-life" challenging graduate courses that I have ever experienced. It was the course description and the delivery method that initially caught my attention. The work is hard (I'm not going to lie) and the schedule is demanding... but the payoff - the knowledge learned, is unsurpassable."
— Barbara J. Ward,
Class of 2010