The CUC certificate in Grant Writing is designed to address the growing multi-disciplinary needs of not-for-profits, small businesses, researchers, and practitioners working in diverse professional settings across fields such as arts, business, education, social and human services, health care, and leadership.
This certificate will be offered online regionally, nationally and internationally. In this certificate, candidates will think strategically, systemically, and analytically in ways that promote the practical application of knowledge related to grant seeking activities, funding opportunities, grant writing, budgeting, collaboration and grants management. There will be a strong focus on seeking and securing funding not-for-profits, public and/or private organizations. The Grant Writing certificate will be offered in a cohort structure and delivered as a fully online program.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, approval, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
Program Objectives: The Grant Writing certificate is designed for professional and administrative organizers, advocates, educators, researchers, consultants, managers, and providers who wish to gain knowledge and expertise in the areas of grant writing, grant management, budgeting, and leadership within not-for-profits. Upon completion of the 18 hours, candidates will be prepared to locate, implement, manage, report, coordinate, research, submit, and track grant applications and grant compliance.
|GME-6215||Budgeting, Grant Writing and Third Source Funding||3|
|GME-6300||Introduction to Grants||3|
|GME-6310||Introduction to Not-for-Profit Organizations||3|
|KMIL-6000||Knowledge Audits, Measurements, and Analysis||3|
|OLDR-6001||Strategic Leadership & Planning||3|
Non-degree Completion Requirements
- Have on file an application as a non-degree-seeking graduate student.
- Complete, for the program being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the Intent to Graduate/Complete form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to completion requirements.