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Nonprofit Administration - Graduate

The nonprofit sector is a growing career field. The demands of nonprofit organizations have created a need for managers and leaders with specialized training and education. Nonprofit agencies require skilled and knowledgeable staff at all levels.

The NPA graduate program is designed to prepare graduate students to:
  • Be well educated in the ethical and better practices of nonprofit management, leadership and governance
  • Enhancing nonprofit management and leadership competencies
  • Be managers and leaders in nonprofit community organization positions
  • Be educated in the areas that organizations and financial donors deem necessary for effective agency leadership
  • Further career development and advancement for those already in the nonprofit field
No Nonprofit Experience Necessary:

Our students come from varied backgrounds, with and without previous experience in the nonprofit sector. The faculty provides individualized mentoring and academic advising that allows our students to tailor the program to specific learning goals and objectives.

The 37-hour program is designed to meet the needs of students by providing smaller classes in the evening, and grants for tuition may be available through the Lindenwood Office of Evening and Graduate Admissions.

Core Curriculum for students completing the Nonprofit Administration Program:
  • Fundraising and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organizational Behavior for NP Organization
  • Grantwriting
  • NP Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Marketing for NPOs
  • Capstone Project
12 hours of elective coursework must be completed to obtain the NPA Degree. Electives may come from any other degree program or from NPA electives available at Lindenwood University. The emphasis of elective coursework chosen by the student should reflect the areas of interest in the nonprofit world.

NPA Electives:
  • Strategic Program Planning
  • Special Topics in Nonprofit Administration
    1. Program & Organizational Evaluation
    2. Annual Giving & Special Events
    3. Major gifts, Corporate & Entrepreneurial Activities
    4. Capital, Endowed, and Planned Giving campaigns
    5. Volunteer Management
    6. How to start a nonprofit
    7. Problem Solving Case Analysis
    8. Governance
  • Research project
  • Internship

For more program information contact:

Julie Turner, PhD ,
Associate Professor and Chair
of Nonprofit Administration
636-949-4652
jturner@lindenwood.edu

"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." -Martin Luther King, Jr.



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