NLA Admission

Certification Requirements

Students must demonstrate completion of
  • Nonprofit Competencies: identified and validated by the nonprofit sector, the competencies outline the knowledge, skills, and abilities; needed to lead and manage a nonprofit organization
  • Internship Experience: 300-hour internship or professional employment with a nonprofit organization
  • Leadership and Service Activities: demonstrated community leadership skills in diverse situations
  • Baccalaureate Degree or enrollment in a KSU major leading to a Baccalaureate Degree


To qualify for the program, students must

  • earn and be able to maintain an Institutional GPA of 2.5 or higher (or have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution),
  • be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program unless student already possesses an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution


This program prepares students for credentialing through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Interested students should visit:

*Non-degree seeking students must also submit an application for admission to KSU at: