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SoPA and Tulane University are excited to announce the transition back to campus for the fall semester. While we encourage students to continue to meet with advisors, faculty and staff remotely, our offices will be open for limited in-person visits. Beginning Monday August 3, Elmwood offices are open 8:30A.M.– 5:00P.M. Gibson Hall offices will remain closed as Tulane renovates new space for SoPA on the Uptown campus. All faculty and staff are working and available.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the SoPA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Return to Campus page for updates.

Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Strategic Philanthropy Management

SoPA’s 100% online graduate certificate in Nonprofit and Strategic Philanthropy Management prepares current and future professionals for leadership and management roles in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations of all types and sizes. Nonprofits and philanthropic organizations play a critical role in ensuring the well-being of communities. This program will help you develop the skills needed for a range of both professional and volunteer roles, including community relations specialist; board member; program manager; and senior leader in an organization. Complete four courses in order to earn the certificate. If you would like to pursue an MPS degree and apply your certificate towards the degree completion, please contact the Program Director for next steps. The process is simple and can be completed without reapplying.

Courses from this graduate-level “stackable” certificate program are a part of the Master of Public Administration program at SoPA; students may take an additional eight courses, including seven required core courses, to earn the MPA degree.

Certificate Requirements

MPAD 7200 Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and the Civic Sector  
MPAD 7210 Evaluation and Outcomes Management  
MPAD 7220 Organizational Sustainability, Leadership and Governance  
MPAD 7230 Financial Management, Resource Development and Capacity Building  
MPAD 7240 Foundations of Strategic Philanthropy