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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Graduate Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. All students complete 18 hours of core classes and 12 hours of electives. All students will also participate in an internship project. Students will complete a 6-hour internship which will include capstone assignments.

Minimum Grade Point Average​

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Grades of C or lower do not count toward graduation, and two course grades of C or lower are cause for dismissal from the program.


Students may transfer no more than six semester hours of graduate work and must have the approval of the Graduate Coordinator to do so; transferred coursework must be at B level or above.

  Core Classes (18 hours) SCH
​HUM 6302
​Principles of Nonprofit Finance
POLS 6310Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations*3
BUS 6331Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Sector*3
POLS 6311Program Assessment and Evaluation3
POLS 6312Resourcing the Nonprofit Organization3
POLS 6318
Management in the Public & Nonprofit Sector
  Elective Courses (12 hours) SCH
​HUM 6301​Principles of Non-Profit Marketing​3
ENG 6312Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Communication3
ENG 6323 Communications and Technology3
ENG  6331Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations3
BUS 6333Negotiation and Conflict Resolution3
POLS 6314Leadership Trends / Topics in the Non-Profit Sector3
​POLS 6315​Law and Advocacy in Nonprofit Management ​3
​POLS 6317
Ethical Issues in Public Administration
POLS 6313Governance of the Volunteer Board and Organizational Behavior3
ENG 6303Public Relations and Media3
SOS 6310 Volunteers in the Nonprofit Sector 3
  Internship (6 hours) 
POLS 6680Internship 6

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Samantha Coats, student in MA NPM​"Participating in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program has helped me develop the specific knowledge and leadership skills I needed to better my community through the nonprofit sector. I am excited about how this program has benefited my career and my community!" - Samantha Coats, MA NPM student,
class of 2015

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