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Deadline to apply for grad-level Certificate Program extended

Applications are now available for the 2018-19 Certificate in Nonprofit Human Services Management Program that will start this fall at both Clark and Suffolk universities. The deadline to apply for the program has been extended to Friday, May 25.

The year-long, graduate-level program itself is a solid step on a human services worker’s career ladder. But for some, the program is a launching pad to an advanced degree and all the opportunities that come with it. In May, five recent graduates of the Council’s Certificate Program will be receiving master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPAs) – one from Suffolk University in Boston and four from Clark University in Worcester.

The Certificate Program, which runs the course of a school year, from fall through June, is a strong standalone program in its own right, having graduated nearly 550 future leaders since its inception in 2002, including several current executive directors and members of the Providers’ Council staff.

But it is also a way for human services workers to ease back in to the demands of attending college and expand their professional networks. It also can represent a significant cost savings to obtaining an MPA as Certificate Program graduates also earn as many as 18 credits toward an MPA, nearly a third of what is required for the degree.

“Grad school work was closely associated with many of the teachings from the Certificate Program,” noted Jillian Elalaoui, who earned her certificate from Clark in 2016. Overall, I was able to learn so much from the certificate program alone and link it to my professional career by gaining a better understanding of work policies, for example; and gaining a better grasp on the social services and nonprofit fields and segments, especially from a managerial standpoint.”

Apply today. The program includes six blocks, and classes take place from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – on Wednesdays at Clark and on Fridays at Suffolk. Click here for more information

If you have questions about the program or would like to access recent informational webinars about the program, please email Amanda McCarthy or call 617.428.3637 x128.