The Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management provides degree-seeking graduate students and post-baccalaureate practitioners with knowledge and skills in fundraising – a high-demand, low-supply occupation in the nonprofit sector.
The UF Graduate Certificate Program in Fundraising Management provides both graduate students and practitioners with the skills and knowledge to be leaders in this growing field. The nine-credit program prepares participants for entry- and mid-level jobs and can be completed in two or more semesters. The certificate program is housed in the UF College of Journalism and Communications and is co-sponsored by the University of Florida Foundation.
This certificate is unique in the nation because of its academic orientation. Most educational programs in fundraising are offered through continuing education and extension schools of universities, and their courses are noncredit and taught by part-time practitioner adjuncts. In contrast, the UF program is housed in a discipline-based academic unit, the College of Journalism and Communications.
The courses are for-credit at the graduate level – meaning the credits can be applied toward graduate degrees – and are taught by full-time faculty who are both teachers and scholars.
To apply, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or equivalent, and have an undergraduate GPA of at least a B (3.0). For more information on applying, click here.