Enhance your understanding of how the government and non-profit sectors overlap and how they need to cooperate in order to succeed with their missions.

Degree Type:
Combined Credential
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Washington, DC
16 courses
Time to Complete:
Varies based on course availability and schedule

To complete these two programs individually would require a total of 18 graduate-level courses. However, if you choose to earn them together you will only need to complete 16 courses. In addition, if you are a US student, you can qualify for federal financial aid while earning this combined credential.

Details and Courses

From the MA in Public Management’s Degree Details page, you’ll complete the 6 Required Core Courses and choose 4 Elective Courses.

The remaining 6 courses must be selected from the Customizable Core Courses within the graduate certificate. Full descriptions are available on the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management’s Courses page.

Admission and Application Requirements

Within AAP’s online application you will indicate an interest in a combined credential and then follow the Admissions and Application Requirements for the MA in Public Management degree.

The only updated requirement relates to the Statement of Purpose. Please ensure your 1-2 page statement addresses why you are interested in pursuing this degree-and-certificate combination. Describe your academic and career goals, highlighting how the combination of these credentials will help you achieve your goals. Please include a plan of study that addresses your analytical abilities and your interest in studying both the interdependence of the governmental and nonprofit sectors and their common ground in mission-driven performance.

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