To enroll in the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, you must be admitted to the Graduate School.
A complete application includes three parts:
- Graduate School application (completed online)
- Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions office at One University Blvd., 255 MSC, St. Louis, MO 63121. There are instructions on the web site for requesting and submitting your transcripts.
- Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a two-page personal statement explaining how the certificate program fits in with the applicant’s educational and professional goals.
- Two letters of recommendation
It is helpful for recommenders to include this form with the letters of recommendation. These letters are an opportunity for those who know you to speak to your ability to complete the NPML Certificate. It is helpful to have letters from those who are familiar with your professional and academic skills as well as your future goals. At least one letter should be from a person who has had you as a student in a college-level course and who can speak to your academic abilities. Please be sure the individual clearly explains in what capacity he or she knows you (as an instructor, advisor, supervisor, mentor etc.) and his or her contact information.
Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the department at:
Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
The NPML program uses a rolling admissions process whereby applications are reviewed continuously throughout the year. Students can be admitted at any time and would start the next semester. The NPML program has three core courses which are offered later in the semester, so students admitted after the start of the semester may be able to take one or all of these courses. However, if students want to be assured of admission prior to a particular semester, the following deadlines apply: Fall = July 1; Spring = December 1; Summer = May 1
Questions? Contact us at 314-516-6378.