Nonprofit Studies Program

In recognition of the need for trained, certified nonprofit leaders the University of Southern Miss offers the Undergraduate Nonprofit Studies Minor and the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies.

Undergraduate Minor

The Undergraduate Nonprofit Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary minor which provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for work in the nonprofit sector. This minor is appropriate for students in all colleges and majors who wish to pursue a variety of career choices from research and advocacy to the arts to health and social services

Course Requirements

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Non-Profit Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary program which provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for work in the non-profit sector. This certificate program is appropriate for current Southern Miss graduate students who wish to pursue career in the nonprofit sector as well as individuals with a baccalaureate degree who are currently employed in or wish to transition to the nonprofit sector and need additional or specialized training.

Graduate School Information:


Plan of Study

Graduate Course Descriptions

Contact Information

If you are interested in or have questions about the program, please contact:

Ann Marie Kinnell
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director, Nonprofit Studies Program
The University of Southern Mississippi