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Online Programs - MA - Nonprofit Administration

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For additional information contact:
Associate Professor and Chair of the
Dept. of Nonprofit Administration
Julie Turner
jturner@lindenwood.edu
636-949-4652

Master of Arts - Nonprofit Administration

The Executive Graduate Degree in Nonprofit Administration is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in youth and community service and nonprofit management fields. In recent years, the demands on nonprofit organizations have created a need for managers and leaders with very specialized training and education. Nonprofit agencies, whether in the public, tax supported domain or in the private volunteer sector, require skilled and knowledgeable managers at all levels. The graduate program in Nonprofit Administration provides education in those areas of competency deemed necessary for effective agency leadership and fosters the career advancement of those already in the field. In addition to the core curriculum requirements, students will take a variety of skills based elective course work and complete a capstone research project. The program requires 37 hours offered in a semester calendars.

Core Curriculum
The following courses are required for all students completing the Nonprofit Administration Degree:
NPA 50000 Fundraising and Planning (3)
NPA 50300 HRM for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NPA 55000 Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NPA 56000 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NPA 57000 Organizational Behavior for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NPA 57100 Grantwriting (3)
NPA 58000 Nonprofit Budgeting and Financial Management (3)
NPA 58500 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NPA 58800 Capstone Project (1)**
**Must be taken in last semester of program

Elective Courses:
NPA 52000 Program and Organizational Evaluation (3)
NPA 53000 Volunteer Management (3)
NPA 54000 Problem Solving (3)
NPA 58100 Strategic and Program Planning for Nonprofit Organizations (3)

Capstone Project - Online Course
The capstone to the degree program will be the successful completion of an individualized graduate project. This may be an analytical or case study project. Topics will be selected and explored in collaboration with the advisor. Students should obtain a copy of the capstone project guidelines from the department chair.

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