M.A. in Nonprofit Organizations
Institute for Nonprofit Organizations
Dual Degree Programs
The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations is an advanced professional degree for those desiring careers as leaders of nonprofit organizations. The curriculum for this program includes core courses in key aspects of this field, supplemented by supervised internships and electives for specialization.
The primary objective of the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations is to educate graduate students for careers in the nonprofit sector. To this end, the curriculum provides
Graduate students in the UGA Master of Arts program in Nonprofit Organizations will be expected to develop and demonstrate their mastery of content and skills through a variety of core courses, internships, electives, and supervised research projects. Monitoring progress will draw upon course performance, individual self-assessments, the views and reactions of others (students, faculty, professionals), and coded assessment instruments and exercises. The curriculum is designed to be completed over three semesters and one summer. This allows sufficient time to educate generalists in nonprofit organizations and at the same time permit some degree of further specialization (for example, in human resources management or financial management). Part-time students are welcome. The scope of the curriculum and the areas of emphasis reflect our discussions with faculty and managers of nonprofit organizations as well as comparative analyses of other leading universities' programs in this field. Some courses are offered at the UGA Gwinnett Campus, though most are in Athens. For information about the Gwinnett campus, visit: http://www.uga.edu/gwinnett/. For information about applying to the UGA Graduate School, visit: http://www.uga.edu/gradschool.