Communication - Nonprofit Management Certificate

Johns Hopkins University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
4111 USD/year
4111 USD/year
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Nonprofit leaders recognize the importance of communication, but few nonprofit management programs offer communication courses. The Communication - Nonprofit Management Certificate program from Johns Hopkins University fulfills this need.

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Professionals with sharpened skills in the social science of communication will be able to apply those skills in the Communication - Nonprofit Management Certificate program from Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating from the combined program, individuals will be well prepared to lead their nonprofit employers in designing and implementing communication campaigns that promote reforms in public policy, mobilize constituencies to lobby their elected officials, advance their goals through public and media relations, or change behaviors in ways that improve the health, well-being and public safety of all.

Even if students pursue careers in the corporate or public sectors, they are highly likely to interact with nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations or serve on nonprofit boards of directors. All of these roles require an understanding of the impact of nonprofits in the U.S. and other countries, and the principles and challenges of managing them, including what it means to supervise a volunteer work force and raise money through the generosity of others.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management
  • Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Governance and Executive Leadership
  • Overview of Global Public and Nonprofit Relationship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Writing Sample
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
  • GRE scores
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. 
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only.
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation.
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4111 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4111 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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