Course Information for the M.P.N.L degree

Courses Offered

Students will study a variety of topics, including:

  • Financial management
  • Fund development
  • Grantmaking
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Program evaluation
  • Social entrepreneurship

The Master's of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is 36 credits.   

CORE REQUIRED (21 credits)

PA-660                  Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector: History and Ethics           

PA-661                  Nonprofit Management

PA-662                  Financial Management

PA-667                  Fund Development

PA-611                  Research Methods         

PA-612                  Human Resources in Organizations         

PA-614                  Organization Theory       


EMPHASES (9 credits) - Select one

Community Impact

PA-666                  Foundations and Strategic Grantmaking

MGT-672               Creativity and Social Entrepreneurship

PA-664                  Program Evaluation


Mission Advancement

PA-643                  Strategic Management and Planning 

PA-665                  Nonprofit Boards, Trustees, Governance 

PA-663                  Nonprofit Organizations, Advocacy and Public Policy 

OR PA-670            International NGO management


Nonprofit Healthcare

PA-630                  Health Administration and Service 

PA-639                  Community Benefits Assessment and Management

PA-640                  Marketing Health and Human Services 



To meet specific learning and career goals, a student may create a custom emphasis area with the guidance and approval of their advisor

Philanthropy Topics, Trends, and Thought Leaders Workshop Series (3 credits)


PA554 x3             

Workshops (1-credit each)

CAPSTONE (3 credits)

PA-669                  Leadership 


TOTAL CREDITS         36

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