Suggested Examples:

  • “Online Programs”
  • “Business Degrees”
  • “Brandman Resources”
  • “Social Work”

Brandman University and the University of Massachusetts are one step closer to a strategic partnership.

Learn More

Graduate Certificate in Public Nonprofit Leadership

This nonprofit leadership certificate online program can be completed in as little as a year, preparing you for leadership roles in government, public affairs, nonprofit management, community development and outreach.

Graduate Certificate Leadership Overview

Public leadership certificate credits can later be used towards completion of a master’s degree in our School of Business and Professional Studies. Created specifically for executives, managers and other professionals, you’ll upskill in the fundamentals of leading volunteers. Start earning your certificate with us to positively influence others and move your career forward. You may also be interested in the graduate organizational leadership certificate.

As a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate student, you will:

  • Develop voluntary leadership skills to motivate and inspire commitment in organizations.
  • Expand communication skills specifically for assessing constituency needs and negotiating aims of stakeholders.
  • Analyze and apply ethical principles to contemporary leadership conflicts.
  • Strategize how to lead and mobilize volunteers.


Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter valid zip code to proceed.

There are no campuses near this location.
Please contact an Enrollment Coach for more information at 800.746.0082


Next Session

Summer I (May 3, 2021)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn


Available Campuses

Online Campus
Online doesn't mean on your own. Meet the team assisting you from now until you graduate.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this graduate certificate program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.


Program Curriculum

  • Specific Requirements


    OLCU 621 Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership


    OLCU 626 Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership


    Select one of the following:


    OLCU 601
     Democracy, Ethics and Leadership


    OLCU 614
     Leadership & Team Development


    OLCU 632
     Leadership and Innovation


    Total Credits


Meet Our Faculty

Gordon Winn
The fact that Brandman University was a not-for-profit school, really sealed the deal for me. I wanted to be able to attend a college, where I knew that my money, my tuition, was being used for the school and not being paid to the shareholders.
Gordon W. | BA, Organizational Leadership,
I personally know that the M.A.O.L. prepared me to be a better leader and manage multiple projects. The Brandman program enabled me to take what I learned and apply in the workplace right away.
Aimee A. | MA, Organizational Leadership,
Brandman goes to great lengths to make sure we have excellent professors. I have been a Brandman student for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees because of the dedicated educators. I couldn’t be happier with my experience here.
Jamie K. | MA, Organizational Leadership,

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy