• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    12
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $367.60
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $367.60

An online graduate certificate in grantsmanship from MU can help you advance your career in academia or as a community-based professional in government, education or nonprofits. If you want to learn winning grant writing techniques, this may be the certificate for you. 

This certificate may have benefits for professionals in:

  • Academic research 
  • Compliance management
  • K-12 settings 
  • Local government 
  • Nonprofit organizations 
  • State and local agencies 

Program structure and topics 

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.Courses are nine weeks in length and semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in one year.You can earn this certificate as a stand-alone credential to further your career in the nonprofit sector, or you can earn the certificate concurrently with your master of public affairs degree. Completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the MPA program.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  5. Résumé or CV.
  6. A statement of interest (1-2 paragraphs) explaining why you wish to pursue a graduate certificate from the Truman School of Public Affairs.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

This program only starts in the summer and fall semesters. You cannot start the certificate during the spring.

We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.




Application Deadlines

June (Summer)
May 1
August
July 1
October
September 1

Courses

Core
  • PUB AF 8830Grant Writing I3 Credits

    Provides students with knowledge regarding the process of seeking grant funding. Students will work in small groups to complete a letter proposal. They will experience the peer review process both as applicant and reviewer. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • PUB AF 8831Grant Writing II3 Credits

    Provides students with knowledge regarding the process of seeking grant funding. Students will work in small groups to complete a full-blown state or federal grant proposal. They will experience the peer review process both as applicant and reviewer. The course will cover a variety of funding sources and a range of funding types to provide students with an information base for preparing future grant applications. Prerequisites: PUB_AF 8830.

  • PUB AF 8832Sponsor Relationships3 Credits

    Provides students with knowledge of the landscape and culture of grant seeking with an emphasis on understanding how private and public sector sponsors are in many ways, significantly different enterprises. Students will gain an understanding of the pivotal role relationships play in grant seeking and gain an appreciation of the particularities and rigors of both public and private grant seeking. Prerequisites: Proposed Grant Writing 2 course.

  • PUB AF 8833Grant Award Management3 Credits

    Provides students with knowledge regarding the process and policies entailed in managing grant awards. Course content includes federal OMB circulars, basic human resource issues, project management strategies, reporting obligations, and project close-out. Prerequisites: Proposed Grant Writing 2 course.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $57.07
  • Total: $424.67
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $171.21
  • Total: $1274.01
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $57.07
  • Total: $424.67
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $171.21
  • Total: $1274.01
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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