Master of Public Administration: Concentration in Nonprofit Management

Leading a nonprofit carries the responsibility of delivering impeccable services to those in need and effectively competing with other providers in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. This concentration will provide you with vital knowledge and skills in nonprofit management, from traditional aspects such as fundraising and community service to the latest trends, including social entrepreneurism.

Students must complete the list courses below:

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To complete this program, students must earn 36 credit hours. Many students are eligible for 3 credits of waivers toward completion as a result of work in public administration settings, but those who are not will complete a 3-credit focused practicum, PADM 6600.

  • PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
  • PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • * PADM 6611 – Quantitative Methods in Public Admin
  • PADM 6620 – Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
  • PADM 6625 – Administrative Behavior
  • PADM 6632 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • * PADM 6635 – Political Economy
  • * PADM 6690 – Research Seminar
  • Advisor Approved Electives Courses

* Indicates required courses available only in the 15-week or full-term format. All other required courses are offered in the 6.5-7-week, or mini-term, format. Please note some electives are also 15-week courses.

Students in this concentration must choose three courses from the following:

  • PADM 6608 – Fostering High Impact Boards
  • PADM 6637 – Grant Writing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6663 – Nonprofit Management
  • PADM 6666 – Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6668 – Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations

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