Postgraduate Certificate Online

Nonprofit Management

Johns Hopkins University

9 months
4361 USD/module
4361 USD/module
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Nonprofits around the world are shaping public policy, delivering services, mobilizing for collective impact, contributing to our economies, and in general facilitating the citizen participation and influence that creates free and effective societies. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is offered at Johns Hopkins University.


The Johns Hopkins University Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a fully online, accredited graduate program designed to sharpen your analytical and management skills, whether you are assuming a leadership role in a nonprofit, aspiring to one, or hoping to gain a greater understanding of an important and vibrant sector with which you interact frequently. All the courses feature a global perspective for relevance in today’s world of interconnected economies and communication.

For students already working in nonprofit sub-specialties—such as the arts, health, conservation, or international development—the courses will show how those fields fit into the larger nonprofit sector and how the larger forces affect their own leadership and management challenges. The courses are also relevant for students pursuing careers in government or in multilateral institutions that require extensive interaction with nonprofits in the US or other countries.

For students in other countries, the courses offer a greater understanding of the role and potential of nongovernmental organizations and convey the best practices emerging from the American experience and from other countries with an advanced nongovernmental sector.

The certificate may be completed on its own or in addition to graduate degree offerings within Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs, including Communication, Cultural Heritage Management, Museum Studies, and Public Management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation
  • Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits
  • Institutional Fundraising: Raising Maximum Dollars from Government Agencies, Corporations & Foundations
  • Mission Meets Profit: An Exploration and Building of a Social Enterprise
  • NGOs in Development and Global Policy-Making
  • Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Governance & Executive Leadership
  • Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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we accept applications year-round for all programs


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 1,000-word statement of purpose that explains the applicant’s reasons for seeking admission to Johns Hopkins University and his or her academic and professional goals.
  • Resume. 
  • Recommendations. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. Professors or supervisors should verify academic and professional accomplishments. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
  • Official Transcripts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4361 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4361 USD per module during 9 months.
  • National

    4361 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4361 USD per module during 9 months.
  • $4,361 per course


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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