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webThe School of Public Administration offers several programs in nonprofit management for both graduates and undergraduates. At the graduate level, students may enroll in a Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) program, or a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Undergraduates may elect an Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, or a Minor in Nonprofit Management leading to a National Certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM)

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UCF’s School of Public Administration offers a Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) program. The MNM program is completely online and offers opportunities for students to prepare for employment or advance their careers as administrators in the nonprofit sector or with those organizations that partner with the nonprofit sector. Graduates of the MNM program are equipped with the nonprofit management knowledge and analytic skills needed for a successful career in this rapidly growing sector.

The program curriculum consists of 36 credits and includes a core of 27 credits and a nine-credit option of:

  1. One 6000-level PAD elective (3 credits) and a thesis (6 credits) or
  2. One 6000-level PAD elective (3 credits) and two additional (5000 or 6000-level) electives (6 credits)
  3. One 6000-level PAD elective (3 credits), one nonprofit internship (3 credits) and one elective (3 credits)*

* Option (C) leads to national certification through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as a nonprofit professional.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 3.0 (“B”) for each core class and maintain an overall program grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

Internships are available and students without practical administrative experience in the nonprofit sector are strongly advised to complete an internship as part of their elective area.

Master of Nonprofit Management, Nonresident Cohort

For nonresident students living outside of the state of Florida, the Department offers an MNM Cohort program. The program is totally online and the curriculum is identical to the resident program. Students in the cohort program pay less than half of the out-of-state tuition.

Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the following states. If you reside in one of these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities or a UCF program advisor for more details:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota

DUAL DEGREE: Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management

The dual MPA/MNM degree provides the opportunity for students to earn graduate degrees from two academic programs, the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Nonprofit Manqagement, concurrently. Students successfully completing this Dual Degre track will have the skills and analytical techniques for successful careers in both the public and nonprofit sectors.

The MPA/MNM dual degree program curriculum consists of 66 credits. Students complete a core of 16 courses (48 credit hours), and advanced curriculum of five electives (15 credit hours) that are selected in consultation with the advisor, and a capstone experience equivalent to one course (3 credit hours).

Applicants seeking admission to the MPA/MNM Dual Degree program should apply directly to the Dual Degree track of either the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program or the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) program. Only one application is required. The MPA/MNM dual degree is not eligible for the special non-resident cohort rate.

Admission

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required except for those students wishing to compete in the fellowship process. To be considered for admission, the following documentation must be on file with UCF by the appropriate application deadline date:

  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Graduate transcripts (if another graduate degree in a related field has been completed)
  • Supporting documents
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or professional individuals

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is completely online and provides specialized, graduate-level knowledge in nonprofit management, resource development, strategic planning, program evaluation, and volunteerism. The certificate supports those who currently work, or are looking for advancement, in the nonprofit sector or in organizations that partner with the nonprofit sector.

The nonprofit certificate program curriculum consists of 18 credits. Students complete a core of five courses (15 credits) and one elective (3 credits)

A non-resident cohort program is not available for the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Graduate Certificate in Fundraising

The Graduate Certificate in Fundraising is an 18-credit online certificate that provides an overview of the core concepts in fundraising and development for those interested in a career as a professional fundraiser. The Certificate is intended to meet the needs of individuals seeking a focused experience in order to prepare for or advance their careers in fundraising and development. It is appropriate for students who seek to expand their knowledge, but who do not wish to commit to a master’s degree program.

Credit earned in the certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree. However, admission to the MNM degree program has separate requirements from those of the certificate program and students considering continuing into the master’s degree should consult with an advisor early in their certificate program.

Admission to the certificate programs requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

For the most complete, up-to-date graduate program requirements, please see the official UCF graduate catalog at www.graduate.ucf.edu/currentGradCatalog.

Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the following states. If you reside in one of these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities or a UCF program advisor for more details:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansa
  • Marylan
  • Minnesota

Application Process

Applications for the MNM and the certificate programs are accepted in spring and fall semesters. Apply online at www.graduate.ucf.edu.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS CONTACTS

Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim
School Director
Nonprofit Programs Coordinator
mfeldhei@ucf.edu
(407) 823-2604

Ms. Nasrin Lakhani
Academic Services Coordinator
nasrin@ucf.edu
(407) 823-0912

For the current TUITION AND FEES, click here
For the current ACADEMIC CALENDAR, click here
To APPLY to a graduate program, click here

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides basic knowledge in the areas of nonprofit management, resource development, volunteer management, strategic planning, and program evaluation. The certificate supports students who want to begin a career or advance their existing career in nonprofit management.

Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program to pursue this certificate. The program consists of five core courses (15 credits) and one elective course (3 credits).

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS CONTACTS

Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim
School Director
NP Programs Coordinator
mfeldhei@ucf.edu
(407) 823-2604

Dr. Stephanie Krick, Director
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program
skrick@ucf.edu
(407) 823-0661

Ms. Nasrin Lakhani
Academic Services Coordinator
nasrin@ucf.edu
(407) 823-0912

For the current TUITION AND FEES, click here
For the current ACADEMIC CALENDAR, click here
To APPLY to an undergraduate program, click here

LEARNING ONLINE

If you are taking a UCF web course for the first time, the university offers an outstanding tutorial to answer your questions about WebCT and learning online. Find the tutorial at online.ucf.edu.

Please take time to rview this tutorial – it will ease your transition into online learning.

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