Master of Public Administration:
Concentration in Nonprofit Management

Leading a nonprofit carries the responsibility of delivering impeccable services to those in need as well as effectively competing with other providers, both in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Our Master of Public Administration with a Nonprofit Management concentration prepares you to assume the responsibility of a leadership role and strategically grow your organization so that you are maximizing resources and impact.

To complete this program, students must earn 33 credit hours. Eight core courses are required for all MPA students and provide the first 24 credit hours. Students then complete three additional concentration courses to earn the remaining 9 credit hours. Below is a sample of courses offered in this program. Note that courses may change occasionally and not all courses are offered each term. Contact us for a full list of current courses.

Required Courses (8 courses/24 credits)

  • PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
  • PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • PADM 6611 – Research Methods in Public Administration
  • 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

Nonprofit Management Concentration Courses

  • PADM 6663 – Nonprofit Management
  • PADM 6665 – Communications and Public Relations for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6666 – Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6667 – Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit and Volunteer Setting
  • PADM 6668 – Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations