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Degree Program

Oklahoma City University offers a 36 credit hour Master of Arts degree that can be completed in either one or two years, depending on each student’s specific needs. All classes are held in the evenings and are offered both in-person and via live-streaming to allow students to participate from any location in the U.S. Classes are offered in 8-week blocks allowing students to complete as many as four per semester but never juggling more than two classes at any given time. This makes it possible to complete all 12 courses (36 credit hours) in as little as one academic year (fall, spring, and summer).

Each student will select one of the following tracks for the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership program. Explore our suggested schedules and course sequencing using the dropdown sections below.

Social and Voluntary Services Administration Track

The Social and Voluntary Services Administration Track is designed for those interested in working in--and ultimately leading--nonprofit organizations working on causes related to animals, education, the environment, health, human services, international affairs, and religion.

One-year plan of study

Social and Voluntary Services Administration Track - 1 YearFall 1Fall 2Spring Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership ISociology of Leadership IIResearch Data in NonprofitsNonprofit Program EvaluationGrant WritingMarketing for Nonprofits
Wednesday EveningsStrategic Planning & Program Development for NonprofitsResource Mobilization & DevelopmentLaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsAdvocacy for Social ChangeNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project (capstone)

Two-year plan of study

Social and Voluntary Services Administration Track - 2 YearsMeeting Day & TimeFall 1Fall 2Spring 1Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2
Year 1Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership ISociology of Leadership IIResearch Data in NonprofitsNonprofit Program EvaluationGrant WritingMarketing for Nonprofits
Year 2Wednesday EveningsStrategic Planning & Program Development for NonprofitsResource Mobilization & DevelopmentLaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsAdvocacy for Social ChangeNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project (capstone)

Two-year (no summer) plan of study

Social and Voluntary Services Administration Track - 2 YearsMeeting Day & TimeFall 1Fall 2Spring 1Spring 2
Year 1Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership ISociology of Leadership IIResearch Data in NonprofitsNonprofit Program Evaluation
Year 1Wednesday EveningsStrategic Planning & Program Development for NonprofitsN/ALaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsN/A
Year 2Monday EveningsN/AMarketing for NonprofitsN/A

Grant Writing

Year 2Wednesday EveningsAdvocacy for Social ChangeResource Mobilization & DevelopmentNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project

Arts Administration Track

The Arts Administration Track is designed to explore nuances specific to arts, culture, and humanities-focused organizations.

One-year plan of study

Arts Administration - 1 YearFall 1Fall 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership ISociology of Leadership II - Arts FocusResearch DataNonprofit Program Evaluation

Grant Writing

Marketing for the Arts
Wednesday EveningsStrategic Planning & Program Development for NonprofitsResource Mobilization & Development in the ArtsLaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsAdvocacy for the ArtsNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project (capstone)

Two-year plan of study

Arts Administration Track - 2 YearsMeeting Day & TimeFall 1Fall 2Spring 1Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2
Year 1Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership ISociology of Leadership II - Arts FocusResearch DataNonprofit Program EvaluationGrant WritingMarketing for the Arts
Year 2Wednesday EveningsStrategic Planning & Program Development for NonprofitsResource Mobilization & Development in the ArtsLaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsAdvocacy for the ArtsNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project (capstone)

Fundraising Track

The Fundraising Track crosses all disciplines and is designed to support those who wish to pursue a career in nonprofit fundraising.

One-year plan of study

Fundraising Track - 1 YearFall 1Fall 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership IPlanned GivingFundraising Management & AccountabilityNonprofit Program EvaluationGrant WritingMarketing for Nonprofits
Wednesday EveningsIntroduction to Fundraising and Donor BehaviorFundraising in PracticeLaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsAdvocacy for Social ChangeNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project (capstone)

Two-year plan of study

Fundraising Track - 2 Years

Meeting Day & Time

Fall 1Fall 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1Monday EveningsSociology of Leadership IPlanned GivingFundraising Management & AccountabilityNonprofit Program EvaluationGrant WritingMarketing for Nonprofits
Year 2Wednesday EveningsIntroduction to Fundraising and Donor BehaviorFundraising in PracticeLaw & Nonprofit OrganizationsAdvocacy for Social ChangeNonprofit Financial OversightProfessional Project (capstone)

Requirements for Admission

  • Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • One Letter Of Recommendation
  • A brief essay, one page in length, on rationale for pursuing this degree

If you would like to review a description for any course listed above, please review the current Graduate Student Catalog by clicking here.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Randy K. Macon at any time. He truly enjoys visiting with prospective students! 405.208.5375 or rkmacon@okcu.edu.

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