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MANPM Admission Information

​​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

Transferrin​​g 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. Community college transcripts will not be considered in the application process.

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
Girard Street Building, Room 308
Houston, TX 77002

  • Application for admission to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management.​
  • Personal resume.
  • 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.
  • Certified transcripts from the bachelors graduating institution and any graduate schools attended.  Community college grades need not be admitted and will not be considered in the admission process.
  • TOEFL results as outlined above, submitted by the admissions deadline. If the Corona virus pandemic is preventing a prospective student from completing a TOEFL exam, s/he should contact Dr. David Branham, chair of Social Sciences, for an alternative language proficiency examination
  • 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 nonpro​fit sector.

Application Deadlines

Completed applications materials should be received by

Fall - Extended to Aug. 9
Spring - Extended to Dec. 2

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Last updated 6/29/2020 8:24 AM