Strengthen Your Nonprofit Organization

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building is designed for nonprofit organization leaders—executives, administrative staff members, board officers and other members—who are seeking to strengthen the capacity of their organization in terms of fiscal, operational, strategic and governance performance.
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Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the graduate certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building provides students the knowledge and skills needed to build the operational capacity and sustainability of their organization, whether large or small, new or in need of rejuvenation, local or global. Coursework focuses on personal leadership attributes, as well as organizational leadership theory and practice, accountabilities of nonprofit governance and critical legal issues affecting nonprofits.

Total Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours (4 courses)

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Program Requirements

Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Select 4 classes (12 credit hours) from the following:
MNM 610  Legal Issues for Nonprofits 
MNM 633  Human Resource Leadership in NPOs 
MNM 644  Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations 
MNM 647  Program Development and Accountability 
MNM 648  Governance and Organizational Leadership 
MNM 670  Financial Resource Development 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Current or very recent significant engagement in a nonprofit organization (paid or volunteer) and/or access to a nonprofit's leadership team is required.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the graduate certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building program.

  • Complete the online certificate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcripts are received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essays
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications are due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 2015 June 29, 2015 June 15, 2014
Fall 8W1 2015 August 24, 2015 August 10, 2015
Fall 8W2 2015 October 19, 2015 October 5, 2015
Spring 8W1 2016 January 11, 2016 December 28, 2015
Spring 8W2 2016 March 7, 2016 February 22, 2016
Summer 8W1 2016 May 2, 2016 April 18, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $5,990 12 $495 $50
Online $5,990 12 $495 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.