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Political Science

Nonprofit and Community Leadership Graduate Certificate

The Nonprofit & Community Leadership graduate certificate program educates students in the Catholic and Marianist tradition, preparing them to be agents of social change for the common good and transformational community leaders.

The certificate is designed for students considering careers in the nonprofit community sector, those interested in developing their leadership capacity, and students generally interested in community service and public life. The program is dedicated to the development of mission-driven leaders, organizations and communities. It emphasizes fundamental knowledge about nonprofit and community-based organizations, the current trends, challenges and best practices in nonprofit leadership.

Program Details

Program Details for Undergraduate Students
  • A 12 hour semester hour certificate program
  • Open to all UD undergraduate students with Junior standing, equivalent to 60 credit hours, at time of course registration
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application
  • 6 semester hours double count as undergraduate elective hours
  • No GRE required for application or enrollment
  • No additional cost to UD undergraduate students
Program Details for UD Graduate Students
  • A 12 hour semester hour certificate program
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application
  • Minimal additional cost for UD graduate students
Program Details for Certificate Only Students
  • Open to non-degree/ certificate only students in the Dayton and Cincinnati region
  • No GRE required for enrollment or application
  • Completed bachelor's degree with minimum overall 2.75 gpa
  • The cost of tuition is competitive with regional state universities.

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The Nonprofit and Community Leadership Graduate certificate program is offered by the Department of Political Science.


Department of Political Science

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425