Graduate School Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management (M.A.)
The graduate curriculum for Nonprofit Management is interdisciplinary and includes a knowledge base and perspectives from various areas such as economics, accounting, sociology, psychology, political science, communications, ethics, and law. Further, it provides a foundational knowledge of management and leadership in organizations, as well as knowledge and skills that are specific to nonprofit organizations, their structure, organizational processes and the various cultural, economic, and legal environments in which they function. The curriculum focuses on the content areas of Contextual and Theoretical Studies, Resource Development and Management, Organization Processes, and Critical Issues.
The Nonprofit Management degree will offer four concentration areas from which students can select:
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Education-Intellectual Disabilities
- Strategic Communication
The Nonprofit Management program Director is Dr. Christine Cugliari. She can be reached at email@example.com or 336.841.9535. Learn more about Dr. Cugliari and our NPO Graduate faculty by clicking here.
Lauren Rathbone is the Nonprofit Management graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, you may call Lauren at 336.841.9487 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students who dedicate their lives to work as public service employees have the option to seek loan forgiveness for federal student aid. To learn more, click here.
- Nonprofit Management has a number of endowed scholarships* each year to give out to students. The following are the qualifications students must meet to receive one:
Enrollment in 9 credit hours
GPA of 3.0 or higher for continuing students
No other scholarship is received nor tuition reimbursement through employer
*Amounts vary each year, up to $1,500, depending on the available funds & the number of students who meet the above qualifications.
Degree: Master of Arts
Admission Term: Fall (August) only
Deadlines for Application Materials: Applications receive primary consideration for Fall 2013 when completed by the priority deadline of
April 30, 2013. ** Extended – June 15, 2013.
Application Materials: Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college and an acceptable GPA (3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale). An admission decision takes into consideration the applicant’s GPA, completed course work, professional work experience, personal and professional goals for the degree, as well as the information provided by references.
Required materials include:
- online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
- an official transcript from all colleges attended (including High Point University);
- essay about interest in the program and goals for the degree;
- three professional letters of reference each attached to a completed Graduate School reference report form; and
- Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) obtained within the last five years (GRE Code is 5293 and the GMAT Code is ZZG5V04).
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Exams: None
Class Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Program of Study (38 semester hours)
|NPO 5000||The Nonprofit Sector|
|NPO 5040||Fundraising and Revenue Generation|
|NPO 5050||Tax and Financial Management|
|NPO 5210||HR and Volunteer Administration|
|NPO 5230||Governance and Leadership|
|NPO 5220||Management and Organizational Theory/Behavior for Nonprofits Organizations|
|NPO 5100||Research Methods|
|NPO 5120||Advocacy and Public Policy|
|NPO 5250||Critical Issues in the Nonprofit Sector|
|NPO 5900||Practicum I|
|NPO 5910||Practicum II|
|Nonprofit Leadership Concentration|
|Select 3 courses from the following offerings:*|
|NPO 5110||Management Information System|
|NPO 5240||Understanding Marketing as a Strategic Planning Practice|
|NPO 5280||Sociological Issues and Nonprofits in Appalachia|
|NPO 5260||International NGOs/Study Abroad|
|NPO 5270||Management Issues in Faith-Based Organizations|
|* Graduate level courses in other disciplines that fit student’s interests, with approval.|
|EDU 5070||Trends and Issues in Education|
|EDU 5060||Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools|
|EDU 5080||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|Education – Intellectual Disabilities|
|EDU 5080||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|EDU 5143||Occupational and Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disabilities|
|EDU 5144||Consultation and Collaboration with Families and Community Agencies|
|COM 5000||Strategic Communication theories, practices, and ethics|
|COM 5002||Persuasion and Media Effects|
|COM —-||One course in either the health communication or public relations concentration|