The Public and Nonprofit Management certificate can be earned by MPA students in the Department of Public Policy and Administration (DPPA) at Rutgers–Camden.


The courses you take to earn this certificate will allow you to:

  • Develop management skills for government or nonprofit management. 

Students can pursue this graduate certificate while completing their MPA degree:

  • Many of the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) core and elective courses you complete are also counted towards this certificate. See below for the complete list of public and nonprofit management courses. 

Certificate Requirements:

Students complete at least four of the following courses selected from the list below:

Any Four of the Following Classes
Organizational Behavior 56:834:505
Introduction to Public Budgeting & Finance 56:834:515
Public and Nonprofit Management 56:834:525
Public Management Information Systems 56:834:536
Human Resources Management 56:834:557

Have you finished all of the requirements?:

  • Please fill out this DocuSign form. You will be asked to enter your name/email address and the certificate director’s name/email address. For the certificate director, please put Michael Hayes and
  • In the DocuSign form, you will select the program option “Public and Nonprofit Management”. And you will input the specific courses you completed that fulfill the requirements for this certificate.
  • Once you submit this form, the MPA Director and the Graduate School will process this form.  


For more information about the Public and Nonprofit Management Certificate, please contact the MPA Graduate Program Director Dr. Michael Hayes at You can also see more information on the Graduate School’s list of programs website