The Public and Nonprofit Management certificate is offered by the Department of Public Policy and Administration (DPPA) at Rutgers–Camden.

This certificate program will allow you to:

  • Advance your career in a nonprofit or government agency and;
  • Develop management skills for government or nonprofit management.

Students can pursue a graduate certificate:

  • In pursuit of a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree.
    Earn graduate credits toward your MPA degree for each class completed with a grade of B or better. 
  • Apply for the certificate program now to get started on earning your MPA.  
  • Learn more about the MPA Program.

Certificate Requirements:

Students complete four (4) classes selected from the list below- for a total of 12 credits.  Courses are offered online or in person. 

Course Name Credits Semesters offered
Public and Nonprofit Management   3 Summer 2023/Fall 2023
Organizational Behavior   3 Fall 2023
Introduction to Public Budgeting   3 Fall 2023/Spring 2024
Public and Nonprofit Information Management   3 Spring 2024
Human Resources Management   3 Fall 2023/Spring 2024

Application Requirements for the Certificate:

Program Costs:

Each class is 3 credits. Rutgers University graduate tuition is $779/credit.  With fees included, each class will cost approximately $2,950.

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For information, contact the MPA Graduate Program Director Dr. Michael Hayes at