The nonprofit sector is the fastest growing area of the economy, and the completely online out-of-state cohort track in the Master of Nonprofit Management program prepares students for careers in this dynamic field.
The degree program provides opportunities for students to prepare for employment or to advance their careers as administrators in nonprofit organizations. The program is intended to produce graduates equipped with the management skills and analytical skills needed for successful careers in the nonprofit sector.
The Master in Nonprofit Management Cohort Track is designed specifically for students who are not Florida residents who reside outside the state of Florida. The admission standards and degree requirements are the same as the traditional program. Students interested in the out-of-state Master of Nonprofit Management cohort should contact the Nonprofit Management program director or advisor at the School of Public Administration at (407) 823-2604.
Please note: Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.
International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.
UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.
For Non-Florida Residents, Out-of-State Students
The Cohort track in the Master in Nonprofit Management is designed specifically for students who are not Florida residents. The admission standards and degree requirements are the same as the traditional program. Students interested in the out-of-state Master of Nonprofit Management cohort should contact the School of Public Administration.
Total Credit Hours Required: 36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
The Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) program incorporates service learning in some of its courses. Service learning is hands-on learning that provides real-life experience in executing a tangible project such as strategic plans, grant proposals, and volunteer management case studies. It enhances the student’s understanding of the course core concepts, helps develop leadership skills and provides a networking opportunity with a community partner.
Some of the courses also involve group work intended to develop leadership abilities while providing an opportunity for the student to show his or her ability to be a team player. Group projects promote important intellectual and social skills and help to prepare students for professional work where teamwork and collaboration are necessary.
Required Courses: 27 Credit Hours
Capstone Course: 3 Credit Hours
*This course is the capstone learning experience for the program requiring the development of a portfolio and analysis that demonstrate the student’s mastery of the NASPAA Universal Competencies. The capstone course is offered only in fall and spring semesters.
Restricted Elective: 3 Credit Hours
All students must take a PAD 6000-level elective after consultation with their adviser.
- PAD 6000-level elective course (coded for out of state cohort) 3 credit hours
Electives: 3 Credit Hours
Students take one PAD 5000 or 6000 level elective course (three hours) in addition to the restricted elective. The elective courses should be selected from the online cohort courses offered by School of Public Administration.
NOTE: Students in the MNM Out of State Cohort track pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising simultaneously are restricted to PAD 6235 and PAD 6237 as two of the three electives.
- Elective (coded for out of state cohort) 3 Credit Hours
National Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Option: 6 Credit Hours
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance represents the achievements of national academic and experiential standards in nonprofit management. Students pursuing the Nonprofit Leadership Certification must meet the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance mandated requirements, including a 300-hour internship or documentation of employment history in the nonprofit sector. Please contact Program Director Dr. Stephanie Krick for additional requirements.
Students must achieve a grade of “B-” (80%) or better in every course listed under required courses. Students must maintain a program of study and graduate status GPA of 3.0 or higher and can only graduate with a graduate status GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Internship* 3 credit hours
- Elective 3 credit hours
*An internship is required for students with less than 300 hours of nonprofit sector experience. Students who provide documentation of at least 300 hours of experience in the nonprofit sector may have their internship waived, but must complete an approved elective (3 credit hours) in place of the internship. Work experience does not count for credit toward the MNM program.
Cost Per Credit Hour
For students in this Master of Nonprofit Management Cohort, the cost per credit hour is $440.62 for out-of-state students. Tuition is subject to change.
Independent learning is demonstrated throughout the curriculum through the process of inquiry, dialogue and service learning. Tangible projects such as strategic plans, grant proposals, and volunteer management case studies along with research projects, scholarly papers, internships, and presentations at professional conferences also contribute to the self development of our students. The final culminating experience for those enrolled in the Master of Nonprofit Management results in students taking and satisfactorily completing the Program Evaluation course (PAD 6327 ).
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript meeting the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0, in a sealed envelope, from each college/university attended.
- Three letters of recommendation specifically for the MNM program. Letters of recommendation must specifically address the prospective student’s ability to succeed in graduate coursework and his or her work ethic. Recommendation letters from professors are preferred, however, letters from supervisors are also acceptable.
- Résumé: The most current, professional résumé should be provided.
- Statement of goals: This is a key component of the admission review process and serves as an example of the applicant’s ability to express him or herself in writing. The goal statement must be no longer than two pages and should address the following:
- Reason for pursuing graduate study in Nonprofit Management including future goals and plans.
- Specific areas of Nonprofit Management of interest to the applicant.
- Nonprofit sector experience is preferred, not required.
- What makes the applicant a special candidate for admission to this program.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Admission to this degree is competitive; applicants meeting the minimum university and/or program application requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.
All requested material must be submitted by the established deadline date. Materials received after the established deadline may not be considered.
This program is completely online. Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program.
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|*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.