Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate

Undergraduate Program

Department of Leadership Studies

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Program Overview

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate Program is an innovative course of study for undergraduate students that develops and certifies students as skilled professionals in leadership for the nonprofit sector. This experiential, project-based certificate is appropriate for students planning careers in social change agencies; environmental organizations; K-12 education; medicine; higher education; youth services; the arts; museums; religious organizations; or philanthropic agencies or foundations.

Students enrolled in USD’s Nonprofit Certificate Program have an opportunity to obtain a national credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), and become a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).  The University of San Diego has been a member of NLA since 1988 and is 1 of the 40 colleges and universities within the Alliance’s network. 

Earn your CNP Credential