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. This concentration will provide you with vital knowledge and skills in nonprofit management from traditional aspects such as fund raising and community service to the latest trends such as 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

Most students will then elect one of the above concentrations, each of which requires students to complete a combination of courses totaling 9 credits.  Students can elect to complete the degree without a concentration area, in which case they may choose, in consultation with their advisor, three additional elective courses comprising 9 credits.

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

  • 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

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