ACADEMICS

  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

    Admission Requirements:
    In addition to the Graduate School's general admissions requirements, applicants to the Nonprofit Management program are selected on the basis of established experience in the nonprofit and public sectors as well as their career goals as articulated in their application essays.

    The program has the following convenient features:

    • A full-time/part-time option
    • An evening schedule to suit working professionals
    • A rolling admission that allows students to start their studies in any semester
    • A 12-credit transfer allowance from other accredited graduate institutions
    • An opportunity to register for as many as 6 credits before matriculation
    • Flexibility in choice of electives
    • An opportunity to intern in a nonprofit organization
    • Faculty of academics and nonprofit and public sector practitioners

    Program Requirements:

    • 36 graduate credits broken down as follows:
    • 22 core credits
    • 6 elective credits
    • 8 thesis credits
    Core Courses
    • NM 901 The Nonprofit World: NGOs, the State & Civil Society (3 credits)
    • NM 934 Ethics and Management of Human Resources (3 credits)
    • NM 942 Organizational Theory (3 credits)
    • NM 945 Financial Management (3 credits)
    • NM 949 Strategic Leadership and Planning (3 credits)
    • NM 951 Grant Writing (4 credits)
    • NM 993 Marketing & Resource Development (3 credits)

    Elective Courses
    Students may choose any two electives offered in the program. They may also choose to do an Independent Study and/or an internship. The Independent Study and the Internship count as elective credits. Only one Independent Study may be taken during the student’s program of study. All electives, the Independent Study, and the Internship are 3 credits each.

    Thesis Project
    NM 990: Action Research (3 credits), NM 980: Thesis I (1 credit), and NM 981: Thesis II (4 credits) constitute the Nonprofit Management program’s master’s thesis project. Students may take Action Research after completing 5 core courses. Thesis I must be taken concurrently with Action Research. Thesis II is taken after the successful completion of Action Research and Thesis I.