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M.A. in Nonprofit Management Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours that includes 21 hours of core classes, 9 hours of electives, and an internship experience/project (worth 6 semester hours total). Please see the degree plan below for detailed information on the categories and course descriptions.

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. Any single grade of D or lower is cause for dismissal from the program.

Trans​ferri​ng Coursework

The Program Director may approve up to 6 hours of coursework to be transferred into the program from another institution. Students must have earned a grade of B or above in a course to qualify for transfer credit. Fill out the Transfer credit request form (pdf).

Degree Plan

 Course 21 Core Hours (7 courses) SCH
SOS 6311 Principles of Nonprofit Finance
POLS 6310 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations 3
POLS 6331 Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Sector 3
POLS 6332 Performance Management and Reporting for Nonprofit and Public Organizations 3
POLS 6311 Program Assessment and Evaluation 3
POLS 6312 Resourcing the Nonprofit Organization 3
POLS 6318 Management in the Public & Nonprofit Sector 3
  9 Elective Hours (choose 3 courses) SCH
HUM 6301 Principles of Non-Profit Marketing 3
POLS 6306 Government Lobbying and Advocacy 3
POLS 6319 Law and Legal Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations 3
SOS  6331 Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations 3
POLS 6314 Leadership Trends / Topics in the Non-Profit Sector 3
POLS 6317 Ethical Issues in Public Administration 3
POLS 6313 Governance of the Volunteer Board and Organizational Behavior 3
TCOM 6303 Public Relations and Media 3
SOS 6310 Volunteers in the Nonprofit Sector 3
POLS 6190 Special Topics in Nonprofit Management
(Students make take three 1-hour sections of POLS 6190 to count as one 3-hour elective)
  Internship (6 hours) SCH
POLS 6380 Internship In Nonprofit Management I 3

POLS 6381 Internship in Nonprofit Management ll or POLS 6395 in NPM
(Students who pass both POLS 6381 or POLS  6395 Special Project in NPM may used the second class as an elective)

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