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Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector

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

The four courses in the certificate program provide an understanding of the roles of non-profit organizations in American society, their methods of operation, research methods used to evaluate non-profit programs, and substantive areas in which many non-profits 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.

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.

Students can enter the program either in the fall or spring semesters, with November 15 as the deadline for spring admission and March 15 for fall admission. Deadlines for international applicants are slightly earlier. Apply here.