Social entrepreneurs chart their own course.

Don't just get a job, create your own while striving to make the world a better place. As a Social Entrepreneurship post-baccalaureate certificate graduate, you will be prepared to apply principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and design-thinking to address societal challenges. Innovate with purpose. Our social entrepreneurship centered curriculum provides the fundamental tools and competencies needed to take idea to action. Graduates will leave the program prepared you to harness entrepreneurial and enterprise opportunities to create transformative responses to challenges in communities and society.

Details, Dates & Deadlines

Program Details

Class Format


Program Length

9 months

Credits to Complete

12 Credits

Cost/Credit Hour

In State: $769
Out of State: $994

  • Online application
  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • 300–500 word essay
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • CV or resume

Dates & Deadlines

Fall deadline: July 1

Beyond the campus, Baltimore's Social Innovation ecosystem is surging, with several dozen strategically placed incubators, accelerators and angel funds that can take your concept to the next level.

Resources available to you as a student:

  • Grid Student Incubator 
  • Grid Pitch 
  • Student Social Venture Fund 
  • President's Student Leadership Institute 
  • President's Entrepreneurial Fellowship

The Social Entrepreneurship graduate certificate is a 12-credit graduate degree program taught online, offering maximum flexibility to accommodate busy schedules. Students can complete this curriculum in as little as 9 months (or as many as 3 years).

Entrepreneurship is not just building new ventures or creating change in existing structures. Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, a way of seeing problems as interesting challenges that call for innovative solutions. Add in the ability to improve the human condition, and you suddenly realize a realm of possibilities for your future.

The Social Entrepreneurship graduate certificate will help you develop skills in Design Thinking, Customer Discovery & Social Change Theory that will help you develop effective solutions to real world problems. Courses in Marketing, Finance, Project Management and Leadership will equip you to make those solutions sustainable. 

Program Contacts


Nina Jackson
Admissions Counselor 



J. Howard Kucher, DPA, MBA 
Program Director


Next Steps

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