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Curriculum

Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership; Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership (Arts Administration) Curriculum


This is a twelve month 36 credit hour degree in an accelerated format. Within this we also have a 15 credit hour Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership. The structured curriculum is comprised of 36 hours. All of the courses listed are required.

Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership

Fall
Term I
(SOC 6003) Sociological Foundations of Nonprofits
(SOC 6013) Sociology of Leadership I

Term II
(SOC 6113) Sociology of Leadership II
(SOC 6213) Resource Mobilization and Development


Spring
Term III
(SOC 6313) Law and Nonprofit Organizations
(SOC 6413) Nonprofit Financial Oversight

Term IV
(SOC 6513) Strategic Planning and Program Development for Nonprofits
(SOC 6613) Research Data in Nonprofits


Summer
Term V
(SOC 6713) Nonprofit Program Evaluation
(SOC 6813) Advocacy for Social Change

Term VI
(SOC 6913) Marketing for Nonprofits
(SOC 6993) Professional Project


Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership (Arts Administration)

The Arts Administration concentration does not require additional credit hours. Instead, students within this concentration will take several specific Arts Administration sections of the curriculum (see the courses marked Arts Focus below): 

Fall
Term I
(SOC 6xx3) Arts Entrepreneurship (Arts Focus)
(SOC 6013) Sociology of Leadership I

Term II
(SOC 6113) Sociology of Leadership II (Arts Focus)
(SOC 6213) Resource Mobilization and Development (Arts Focus)


Spring
Term III
(SOC 6313) Law and Nonprofit Organizations
(SOC 6413) Nonprofit Financial Oversight

Term IV
(SOC 6513) Strategic Planning and Program Development for Nonprofits
(SOC 6613) Research Data in Nonprofits


Summer
Term V
(SOC 6713) Nonprofit Program Evaluation
(SOC 6813) Advocacy (Arts Focus)

Term VI
(SOC 6913) Marketing for Nonprofits (Arts Focus)
(SOC 6993) Professional Project & Capstone/Internship (Arts Focus)


Requirements & Admission

Requirements for admission to the M. A. in Nonprofit Leadership, M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership (Arts Administration), and for the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership: Students who apply to both of these areas will be expected to possess a 3.0 or above GPA in their undergraduate studies, submit letters from academic sources or from supervisors in the nonprofit field, and complete a brief essay on their rationale for pursuing the proposed degree.