Out of State Cohort This is a Track

College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :MNM
Department : School of Public Administration Option : Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/publicadmin/nonprofit-management/academic-programs/graduate-programs/master-of-nonprofit-management/

TRACK DESCRIPTION

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.

CURRICULUM

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 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

  • PAD 5145 Volunteerism in Nonprofit Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5146 Nonprofit Resource Development (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5850 Grant and Contract Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6142 Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6149 Nonprofit Administration (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6208 Nonprofit Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6417 Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6335 Strategic Planning and Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6327 Public Program Evaluation Techniques (3 credit hours)

Restricted Elective—3 Credit Hours

All students must take a PAD 6000-level elective after consultation with their adviser. 

  • UCF PAD 6000-level elective course (3 credit hours)

Electives—6 Credit Hours

  • Electives (6 credit hours) 

Students take two elective courses (three hours each) in addition to the restricted elective with the prior approval of the program director. The elective courses are to be in the student’s area of interest, such as public administration, criminal justice, health care, social work or the arts. The MNM program does not accept undergraduate-level courses. 

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.

National Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Option—6 Credit Hours

  • Internship* (3 credit hours)
  • Elective (3 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.

*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

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).

Application Requirements

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 (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
    • Undergraduate transcripts indicating the minimum GPA requirement listed below.
  • 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 is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree coursework. 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 on-line. Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program.

 

Application Deadlines

Out of State Cohort *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants

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Jun 15Nov 1

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International Applicants

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Jan 15Jul 1

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International Transfer Applicants

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Mar 1Sep 1

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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.

FINANCIALS

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

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. 


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