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The director of the Nonprofit Administration Program serves as advisor to all students enrolled in the program. Contact them to schedule a meeting to talk about your course selections and your professional goals. Your advisor will help you register for classes the first time, and after that, you are able to register yourself through the Banner system (Page Name: Banner log in). You are encouraged to regularly meet with your advisor throughout the program. Deadlines for registration and other important information can be found on the campus key dates calendar (Page Name: Calendar filtered for Academics).

See a sample course plan and a schedule of course offerings.

All courses listed here are 3-credit courses.

Required Courses – All courses listed must be taken (24 hours).

NP 501 Overview of Nonprofit Administration
NP 515 Leadership & Management
NP 540 Fundraising for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 575 Board and Executive Leadership
NP 595 Integrative Capstone Project
AC 572 Accounting & Tax Issues for Nonprofit Organizations
EC 501 Economics for Nonprofit Managers
MHR 591 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Elective Courses – Students select four courses from the following (12 Hours):

NP 504 Social Entrepreneurship
NP 510 Internship in Nonprofit Administration
NP 520 Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations
NP 530 Professional Communications for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 541 Advanced Fundraising for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 550 Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
NP 555 Cultural Diversity
NP 560 Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis for Nonprofit Administrators*
NP 563 Nonprofit Marketing
NP 570 Strategic Decision Making
NP 580 Independent Study
NP 585 Legal Regulations for Nonprofits
MK 521 Principles of Marketing
MHR 588 Strategic Human Resource Management, OR
MHR 589 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management


*A research methodology course is a requirement of the program. For students who did not complete a research methods course prior to enrolling, NP 560 (Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis) meets the research methodology requirements and will count as a program elective. If a research methods class was completed prior to entering the program, students may choose to take NP 560 as an elective.

Required Capstone Project (NP 595) – A one-semester case study in a field setting requiring student participants to identify, analyze, and address an issue, problem, or objective in a client nonprofit organization. Students will utilize a team approach and present their findings and recommendations to both the client and a review board of faculty.

In order to take the Capstone Course students must first:

  • Complete 24 credit hours prior to the capstone course
  • Complete at least 6 of the 7 required courses (not including Capstone)
  • Be in good academic standing in the program