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Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management (MANPM)

Admission to the Program

A number of factors determine admission eligibility into the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management program, including the candidate’s:

  • Experience and interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Proven academic ability
  • Demonstration of skills necessary to complete the program successfully
  • Ability to contribute to the nonprofit sector upon completion of the program

Transferring Coursework
Students may transfer no more than six semester hours of graduate work and must have the approval of the Graduate Coordinator to do so. Students must have earned a grade of B or above in a course to qualify for transfer credit.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the program should meet the following minimal criteria:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate study.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language minimum score of 550 with section scores of 50 or higher if graduate of a university in which English is not the native language.

Applicants that do not meet these criteria may be admitted conditionally if their application warrants special consideration.


Application Checklist

Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation to the Office of Admissions prior to the admissions deadline.

UHD Office of Admissions – Graduate Admissions, One Main Street, Suite 325, Houston, TX 77002.


  1. Application for admission to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management.
  2. Personal resume.
  3. 3. Personal statement: In 1,000 words or less, describe your experiences in the nonprofit sector and explain how those experiences have prepared you to succeed in nonprofit management.
  4. Certified transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended, regardless of the number of hours completed or attempted or the length of time since last enrollment.
  5. TOEFL results as outlined above, submitted by the admissions deadline.
  6. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, unless you have five or more years of experience in the nonprofit segment or have completed another graduate program in any discipline. Applicants may be accepted conditionally into the program without having taken the GRE, provided they take the exam during their first semester in the program.
  7. Three letters of recommendation from personal and professional contacts who have managed or supervised the candidate in the past or present. Examples include college professors, supervisors, or community leaders. Each recommendation letter should include information about the writer’s:
    • Association with the candidate and length of that association,
    • Opinion regarding candidate’s skills that demonstrate potential for success in the program,
    • Insight about how the MANPM will benefit the candidate and the nonprofit sector.

Applicants meeting all eligibility criteria and having submitted all required documentation will be invited to an interview with the members of the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management Advisory Committee.


Application for Fall 2015

Review of application materials for the fall 2015 will begin March 15, 2015.


Degree Coordinator
David Branham, Ph.D.
Room: N-1077
713-221-8208
branhamd@uhd.edu



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