Required Application Materials for Admission
The online application system will open October 1 to receive prospective student applications. Questions about admission can be directed to Professor Renee Irvin.
The application process for the Nonprofit Certificate program is an online process. You will need to create electronic copies (in PDF format) of your transcripts, your statement, and your resume for uploading. We encourage you to begin the online application process - you may return later and complete the process as you gather the necessary application materials. Please contact Linda Dent (LDENT@uoregon.edu) if you encounter any difficulties with the online system.
Currently enrolled graduate students interested in concurrent degree program, please contact Linda Dent, LDENT@uoregon.edu for application procedures to the Nonprofit Management Certificate program.
1. University of Oregon Graduate Admission Application. * If you are applying to more than one program at the University of Oregon, you must complete one Graduate Admission Application per program. There is a checkbox on the application form, to avoid paying a second application fee.
- The Certificate Application, can be downloaded from the PPPM website
- A comprehensive employment and educational resume.
- A typed statement expressing a clear specification of your professional goals, and an explanation of how completion of the certificate will contribute to the attainment of these goals (two to three pages, double- or single-spaced, 1" margins, 12pt font). The written statement is extremely important. It is evaluated closely to determine the certificate program's relevance to an applicant's education and career goals. The statement is also used to evaluate the applicant's writing ability.
- Current transcripts of all grades in courses taken toward the bachelor's degree and of any other college-level work. Official degree transcripts send to office of Admissions.
- Two letters of recommendation. The letters can be from either academic or nonacademic sources on the recommender's business letterhead or using the PDF form here.
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, if you think it will strengthen your file you may submit your GRE score. Please request GRE scores to be sent to university code "4846 UO" and program code 4801"Public Administration." We do accept the GMAT score instead of GRE (select UO College of Business).
Keep in Mind
Deadlines: You are responsible for making sure that all the application materials reach the department prior to the application deadlines. We are unable to consider incomplete files. Please retain a copy of the materials for your records. Once the file is complete, the application will be reviewed for admission. Deadlines for application are the first day of August (Fall), November (Winter), February (Spring) and May (Summer).
The Nonprofit Certificate Admissions Committee meets after each application deadline to evaluate application materials. Each applicant is notified by mail of his or her status as soon as the committee has completed its deliberations. Admission is based on the applicant's nonprofit sector experience or interest, the content of the statements describing professional goals, and the relationship of the program to his or her achievement. A student admitted into the program is expected to maintain a 3.00 grade point average.
The department strongly encourages applications from individuals regardless of race, age, sex, religion, or physical handicap. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. We recognize that affirmative action and equal opportunity begin with the recruitment process of potential professionals. We also recognize the need for students to develop a capacity to function in organizational settings with diverse work forces, clients, and other groups.
For more information:
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
119 Hendricks Hall, 1209 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1209
Telephone: (541) 346-3635
FAX: (541) 346-2040
Renee Irvin, PhD, Director (541) 346-2155
Download a printable version of these admission guidelines here (PDF)
Useful information about the University of Oregon can be found in the University of Oregon Catalog and the Graduate Admission Supplement. The catalog is available online: http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu
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This page updated September 10, 2014