Nonprofit Management Banner

The Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation program option provides MPA students with training in these specialized leadership and management skills, as well as developing students’ ability to track and analyze policy affecting the sector.

A program option is transcriptable.  Students who complete all of the required coursework will have the following listed on their transcript upon graduation: Master of Public Administration (Nonprofit Management).

The Evans School’s Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation program option requirements are:

  1. Completion of all MPA program core requirements, as outlined in the MPA Student Handbook, including 36 core credits, one values elective, fulfillment of the Evans School’s capstone requirement (preferably on an international development topic), and completion of a total of 72 credits (of which at least 60 must be PUBPOL credits) to earn the MPA degree.
  2. Completion of one required four-credit course:
    • PUBPOL 550: Managing Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations
  3. Completion of at least three of the following elective courses:
    • PUBPOL 553: Nonprofit Financial Management
    • PUBPOL 541: The Role of NGOs in International Development
    • PUBPOL 555: Marketing Social Innovation
    • PUBPOL 552: Philanthropy & Society
    • PUBPOL 551: Measuring Social Impact: Advanced Evaluation
    • PUBPOL 558: Collaboration Across Sectors
    • PUBPOL 559: Quadruple Bottom Line Performance
    • PUBPOL 555: Social Enterprise
    • PUBPOL 555: Fundraising
    • PUBPOL 503: Executive Leadership
    • PUBPOL 509: Managing People in Nonprofit and Public Organizations

This program is only open to current Evans School MPA students, who are eligible to complete the program option after their first year of study. Current MPA students should contact evansdss@uw.edu with any questions.

Prospective students: Please contact our Office of Admissions with any questions.