The Master of Public Administration program offers a concentration in nonprofit management. The concentration focuses specifically on the management of nonprofit organizations and the role of these agencies in the delivery of public services.

The concentration in Nonprofit Management consists of 36 to 42 credit hour curriculum, depending on whether the student is classified as pre-service or in-service.  Requirements include 24 credit hours of core coursework and 12 hours of elective courses chosen from among our nonprofit offerings.  Pre-service students (those without qualifying experience in a public or nonprofit agency)  must also complete an internship in a nonprofit organization.

Nonprofit Management Electives

5430 Nonprofit Management - Immersion of the student in nonprofit administration. The theoretical and the practical side of nonprofit management from establishment of a nonprofit organization through the operations of programs. 

5340 Executive Process in Public and Nonprofit Agencies - Prepares students for leadership positions within public and nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to a variety of theories and issues that emphasize the complexity of leading public and nonprofit agencies.

5350 Community Building - The role of public and nonprofit agencies in the development of community resources.

5360 Government and Nonprofits - An examination of the relationship between government and the nonprofit sector in the definition, funding, and delivery of public services.

5370 Nonprofit Development - The basic concepts and skills to develop community resources for the support of a non-profit agency. Obtaining and managing grants, fundraising, donor development, and managing the resource activities of an agency are covered. Budgeting and legal aspects that pertain directly to resource development are included.

5380 Nonprofit Marketing - The organizational issue of marketing agencies and programs.  Principles of marketing, market research techniques and applications and the role of marketing in strategic planning for non-profit agencies.

5390 Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Organizations - Focuses on the skills necessary for conducting a strategic planning process in nonprofit agencies.

A variety of special topics, directed studies, and individual research projects may also be used to fulfill elective requirements for the Concentration in Nonprofit Management.