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Nonprofit Administration


Boise State University’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration draws upon interdisciplinary coursework to assist working professionals and students to hone management and leadership skills and policy development expertise.


Contact Information

Dr. Luke Fowler
(208) 426-5527
Environmental Research Building, ERB 1147
1910 University Dr.,
Boise, ID 83725-1935

Degrees Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration, G.C.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4-point system.
  3. A formal statement of at least 300 words explaining your educational and career objectives.
  4. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references evaluating your academic potential. Student who are already admitted in good standing to a master’s degree program at Boise State University are exempted from the requirement for three reference letters with the provision of a letter from their admitting master’s program indicating that they are admitted and in good standing. This letter can be sent directly to the graduate coordinators for the nonprofit certificate. Students seeking admission to the nonprofit certificate who are currently admitted to a master’s level program must still submit a personal statement explaining educational and career objectives and upload a recent resume.
  6. Funding

    Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. To be considered for the next award cycle you should complete the Scholarship Application.

    Application and Materials Deadlines

    Fall Semester: February 1
    Spring Semester: October 1