Nonprofits around the world are shaping public policy, delivering services, mobilizing for collective impact, contributing to our economies, and in general facilitating the citizen participation and influence that creates free and effective societies.

Degree Type:
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
6 courses
Time to Complete:
9 – 12 months

Program Overview

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is fully online and designed to sharpen your analytical and management skills, whether you are assuming a leadership role in a nonprofit, aspiring to one, or hoping to gain a greater understanding of an important and vibrant sector with which you interact frequently. All the courses feature a global perspective for relevance in today’s world of interconnected economies and communication.

For students already working in nonprofit sub-specialties—such as the arts, health, conservation, or international development—the courses will show how those fields fit into the larger nonprofit sector and how the larger forces affect their own leadership and management challenges. The courses are also relevant for students pursuing careers in government or in multilateral institutions that require extensive interaction with nonprofits in the US or other countries.

For students in other countries, the courses offer a greater understanding of the role and potential of nongovernmental organizations and convey the best practices emerging from the American experience and from other countries with an advanced nongovernmental sector.

The certificate may be completed on its own or in addition to graduate degree offerings within Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs, including Communication, Cultural Heritage Management, Museum Studies, and Public Management.

Expert, Experienced Faculty

Learn from well-respected professionals with long and distinguished careers in public service, policy, and NGO leadership. Many of our faculty members are active in the field, bringing with them practical examples of today’s most relevant topics.

Coursework Tailored to Your Career Aspirations

While you'll need six online courses to complete the certificate, you will be able to choose from the nonprofit-related coursework that is most relevant to you. In addition, you can customize your studies even further by combining this graduate certificate with a related master's degree program.

Take the Next Step

Start or grow your nonprofit leadership career with this flexible, online certificate program.

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Advanced Academic Programs Admissions

This program is designed to be completed in 18 months.

This program will cost $24,666 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs ($2,030) were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ N/A of debt.

Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

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