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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Nonprofit Sector

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

6 months
1166 USD/credit 13992 USD/full
1166 USD/credit 13992 USD/full
679 USD/credit 8148 USD/full
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The Nonprofit Sector certificate program is offered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The certificate if open to student with a bachelor's degree in any undergraduate major. Courses may be applied to the Master of Arts program in Applied Sociology if admitted.

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector offered by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is designed for college graduates who wish to understand the role and operation of nonprofit organizations. The certificate is awarded by UMBC and has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

Program Overview

The four courses in the certificate program provide an understanding of the roles of nonprofit organizations in American society, their methods of operation, research methods used to evaluate nonprofit programs, and substantive areas in which many nonprofits provide services.Courses are offered at 4:30-7:00 pm or 7:10-9:40 pm one day per week Monday through Thursday to accommodate students with full-time employment or other obligations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Social and Institutional Roles of Nonprofit Organizations in American Society
  • Structure and Function of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistical Analysis 
  • SAS for Social Scientists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Graduate School recommends applicants have at least a 3.0 GPA or “B” average when applying. For transcripts from schools abroad, the UMBC Graduate School will accept official WES (World Education Services) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluations but note that these evaluations are not required.
  • Students who are unable to meet the minimum GPA standards may still be admitted to graduate study by demonstrating outstanding performance on one or more of the graduate aptitude tests or by providing letters of recommendation from competent evaluators of the applicant’s performance as a student or in a professional capacity.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13992 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1166 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • National

    13992 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1166 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • In-State

    8148 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 679 USD per credit during 6 months.


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