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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 503 Executive Leadership
    • PUBPOL 509 Managing People in Public & Nonprofit Organizations
    • PUBPOL 541 The Role of NGOs in International Development
    • PUBPOL 551 Measuring Social Impact: Advanced Evaluation
    • PUBPOL 552 Philanthropy & Society
    • PUBPOL 553 Nonprofit Financial Management
    • PUBPOL 555 Funding the Social Sector
    • PUBPOL 555 Grant Writing
    • PUBPOL 555 Marketing Social Innovation
    • PUBPOL 555 Social Enterprise: New Models for Mission-Based Business
    • PUBPOL 558 Collaboration Across Sectors
    • PUBPOL 559 Quadruple Bottom Line Performance

2017-2018 Program Information

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 with any questions.

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