Public Policy and Nonprofit Management Certificates

Delaware Valley University’s certificates in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management are designed to provide career enhancing knowledge for those working in public policy positions or the nonprofit sector. Certificates include Nonprofit Management, Community Development and Planning, and Policy and Sustainability in Food and Agriculture. If you decide to pursue a graduate degree at DelVal, these certificates can be applied towards your degree.

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Non-Profit Management Graduate Certificate

With more than 1.5 million non-profits registered in the United States alone, this graduate certificate in non-profit management will position you to be a leader in this sector. Required coursework covers non-profit governance, policy and practice, and the required management courses seek to develop change agents with an eye towards self-awareness, ethics and strategy. The flexible curriculum also allows for self-selection of electives to meet your specific interests and goals.

Curriculum (15 Credits)

(1) Required Course

  • Non-Profit Policy, Governance and Practice

(2) Management Electives

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leading/Organizing Teams
  • Leadership Self-Awareness
  • Leading Strategic Org Change

(2) Additional Electives

  • Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector
  • Fundraising
  • Policy/Law
  • Managerial Communications
  • Org Dynamics
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leading/Organizing Teams
  • Leadership Self-Awareness
  • Leading Strategic Org Change
  • American Public Policy

Food Policy and Agricultural Sustainability Graduate Certificate

As a leader in agricultural education, Delaware Valley University is uniquely qualified to offer a graduate certificate that infuses agricultural studies and food policy studies into one curriculum that centers on concepts of sustainability, equity and environmental impact. By looking at agriculture and food from a policy perspective, you will develop key perspectives that enable you to become change agents and advocates for more sustainable practices.

Curriculum (12 Credits)

(2) Required Courses

  • Agriculture and Food Policies
  • American Public Policy

(2) Electives

  • Legal Issues Agriculture
  • Current Issues in Food and Agribusiness
  • Topics of International Food and Agribusiness
  • Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector
  • Applied Decision Making Ag (requires pre-reqs)
  • Supply Chain Ag (required pre-req)
  • Globalization of Ag Market (requires pre-req)
  • Financial and Risk Management Ag (requires pre-req)

Focusing on building a sustainable community, this graduate certificate in community development and planning focuses on providing future leaders, policy makers and urban planners with the opportunity to challenge assumptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of the development of a just community. You will work to develop an understanding of how political, economic and societal systems impact a community and how policies can impact a community’s growth and development.

Curriculum (12 Credits)

(2) Required Courses

  • Community Development
  • Non-Profit Policy, Governance and Practice

(2) Electives

  • American Public Policy
  • Community-based Research and ethics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Urban Planning
  • Agriculture and Food Policies
  • Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Leadership Self-Awareness
  • Fundraising (NEW)
For information, please contact
Danielle Pedrotty, Interim Dean, Graduate and Professional Studies

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