Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 86 is required with a minimum score of 20 in each area, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each area, or another approved test as outlined in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • a four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a current resume that includes background and relevant employment history
  • a letter of intent
  • three letters of reference

Non-standard Admission Requirements:

  • Recognized completion of at least one year (18 credit units) of higher education 
  • A break of at least five years from formal higher education 
  • At least ten years of work experience and at least five years of management experience.

Certificate Requirements (9 credit units)

This certificate program is comprised of 9 credit units (3 courses), as follows:

Required Course

  • JSGS 849.3

Nonprofit Stream

Students will complete the following 2 elective courses:

  • JSGS 810.3
  • JSGS 811.3

Co-operatives Stream

Students will complete the following 2 elective courses:

  • JSGS 810.3
  • JSGS 846.3

Social Economy and Government Stream

Students will complete 2 of the following elective courses:

  • JSGS 808.3
  • JSGS 810.3
  • JSGS 838.3
All courses taken by students in this program have a minimum passing grade of 70%. The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy provides academic advising for this certificate.