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Administration: Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations Concentration, M.S.A.

College of Education and Human Services

222 Rowe Hall; 989-774-6525

Course Designator:

MSA - Master of Science in Administration

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 36 hours

The purpose of the concentration is to provide an appropriate educational experience for students who intend to pursue careers in the field of philanthropy, fundraising and nonprofit management. Students will gain an understanding of grants management, board governance, and the administration of annual/capital campaigns, as well as the knowledge to manage non-profit organizations. Decision-making skills, analysis and integration of theory and application will strengthen students' understanding of the roles, influence and impact of the discipline in the economic, political, and social arena.

Program Requirements


Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations


Master of Science in Administration Core Requirements

See Master of Science in Administration for:

  • Admission Requirements, Retention and Termination Standards
  • Accelerated Master of Science in Administration
  • Required Core I (15 hours)
  • Required Core II (3 hours)

Required Courses (15 hours)

MSA 612Grants Fiscal Administration


MSA 643Administration of Annual, Capital Campaigns and Major Gifts


PAD 521Board Governance and Executive Leadership


PAD 523WIFundamentals of Grant Writing and Management


PAD 620Nonprofit Management


Electives (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

EDL 610Grants and Fund Procurement


EDL 751Program Evaluation and Review


MSA 660Marketing Administration


PHL 518Professional Ethics


RPL 521Fund Development & Grant Writing for Public & Non-profit Organizations


Total: 36 semester hours