Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management

About the Program

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a graduate level program that will develop the leadership and management skills unique to nonprofit organizations. This Certificate program requires 12 semester credit hours of graduate level courses. It is intended for current master's students at TAMIU or at any other accredited university, and for graduates holding undergraduate degrees in any discipline who want to acquire skills in leading nonprofit organizations. The course are applicable as electives to satisfy the elective requirements in the TAMIU Master in Public Administration program. Courses will be offered completely online in 7-week terms.

Admission Procedure

Those interested in the certificate program must be admitted to the Texas A&M International University Graduate School  http://www.tamiu.edu/gradschool. The application must be submitted through www.applytexas.org. When prompted for program, click on Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

Along with the application to the Graduate School, unofficial transcripts from the institution where those interested received their highest degree, i.e. bachelors, masters or Ph.D, need to be submitted. Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate degree in any field is required. Full admission to the Certificate program will be granted to persons with a 3.0 or above GPA on all upper level undergraduate or graduate course work. Provisional admission will be given to those who have less than a 3.0 GPA and full admission will be given after successful completion (B or higher) of PADM 5377.

Please mail all transcripts to:

Graduate School
Texas A&M International University 
Senator Zaffirini Success Center Building
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900


As the Certificate includes graduate level courses which count as graduate credit hours on your official academic TAMIU transcript (successful completion of the certificate will be demonstrated on your academic transcript), the cost reflects TAMIU set rates for graduate credit hours and university fees. See http://www.tamiu.edu/gradschool for more information. Limited financial aid may be available visit www.tamiu.edu/finaid for more information.

Criteria for Earning the Certificate

Students must complete four classes in the program, including Survey of Nonprofit Leadership and Management and three others chosen from the following list of courses with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the certificate coursework.

Required Course:
PADM 5377  
Survey of Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Three courses chosen from:
PADM 5379  
Philanthropy, Fund Raising for Nonprofit Organizations
PADM 5381  
Grant and Contract Management
PADM 5383  
Nonprofit Law and Process
PADM 5385  
Strategic Planning and Fiscal Administration for Nonprofits
PADM 5387  
International Nonprofit Management
PADM 5389  
Leading for Performance in Nonprofit Organizations


Course descriptions can be found in the TAMIU Graduate Catalog. http://catalog.tamiu.edu/course-descriptions/padm/

For more information, contact Dr. Peter Haruna at pharuna@tamiu.edu or call (956) 326-2613.