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The Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) at DePaul University prepares students interested in nonprofit management to serve the common good and advance a just society, in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. The MNM builds competencies in leadership, management, ethics and advocacy, reflecting the areas of study important to today’s nonprofit professional.
Integrating best practices in nonprofit management with DePaul’s rich, globally focused curriculum, the MNM degree was designed specifically to correspond with the curriculum goals of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||52|
The Master of Nonprofit Management may also be expanded to include select graduate certificate programs covering particular areas of interest. Students participating in a combined NMN/certificate program should consult with their academic advisor (SPSAdvising@depaul.edu) to determine what coursework might count toward both programs. A separate application process for the certificate may be required. Students who are interested in any of the following combination programs should contact the Graduate Student Services Office for additional information.
- Nonprofit Management + Community Development Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Critical Ethnic Studies Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Emergency Management Administration Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Geographic Information Systems Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Global Health Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Health Care Administration Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Metropolitan Planning and Development Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Strategic Writing and Advancement for Nonprofits Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Social Research Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Sustainable Urban Food Systems Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Translation and Interpreting Certificate
- Nonprofit Management + Women's and Gender Studies Certificate
Students will be able to:
- Explain relevant issues in the non-profit sector to target audiences in appropriate written and oral formats.
- Apply an ethical framework in making an organizational decision on a current moral dilemma.
- Demonstrate the specific managerial and technical skillsets evident in the non-profit sector, including finance, the management of volunteers, fundraising, and advocacy.
- Apply the leadership and strategic planning skills essential to managing non-profit organizations.
- Demonstrate their research competencies through a multi-step self-assessment process.
Students complete 13 courses (52 credit hours). Ten courses (40 credit hours) of core course work and three courses (12 credit hours) of electives are required.
|MPS 500||INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT||4|
|MPS 508||INTRODUCTION TO NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT||4|
|MPS 515||NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION||4|
|MPS 519||RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT||4|
|MPS 522||FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|MPS 533||APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (USING EXCEL)||4|
|or MPS 536||APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (USING SPSS)|
|MPS 546||ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING||4|
|MPS 583||RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE||4|
|MPS 593||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR||4|
|MPS 594||ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE||4|
Internship Capstone Option
|Select three from the following:||12|
|VOLUNTEERISM IN GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY|
|MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY|
|PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS|
|LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE|
|GROUP DYNAMICS FOR LEADERS|
|MARKETING FOR SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS|
|WORKING WITH NONPROFIT BOARDS|
|BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE|
|STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING|
|ANALYSIS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS|
|LAW AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS|
|STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR|
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIP|
|MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL NGOs|
|GRANT AND PROPOSAL WRITING|
Students can opt to complete an internship or professional development experience. The student would enroll in MPS 601 for course credit, which will be applied to the MNM degree by the student's adviser. Contact SPSAdvising@depaul.edu for more details.
Students in the School of Public Service will follow many of the requirements, rules, and regulations set by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the DePaul University Graduate Handbook. There are additional academic regulations specific to students in the School of Public Service. Please see information below.
All students within the School of Public Service must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher as part of their requirements for graduation. As a result, any student who earns a cumulative GPA below 2.7 (B-) is placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation are required to meet with the Assistant Director for Academic Advising to discuss their performance and determine a plan for improvement.
Students who are not able to raise their cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.7 within two academic quarters (after being placed on academic probation) are subject to dismissal from the program.
If a student is dismissed from the program (as outlined in the dismissal policy), he or she may reapply through the formal admission application process.
In order to graduate from the program, students must complete all program requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. If a student's cumulative GPA is below a 2.7, he or she may be denied graduation.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
While School of Public Service courses are open to non-degree seeking graduate students, pre-requisite requirements for certain courses may be enforced.