Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Concentration in Non-Profit Management, Certificate in Nonprofit Management
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs' (SPEA) Nonprofit Management concentration in the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program is currently ranked number one in the country by the 2009 U.S. News & World Report. This concentration is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a rapidly growing field. It is an excellent option if you currently work or plan to work in the nonprofit sector, in a government agency that deals extensively with nonprofits, or in the philanthropy field. As well, it is excellent preparation for those who plan to enter policy fields in which nonprofits are major players, including international affairs, environmental management, social policy, arts and culture, and community and economic development.
The MPA in Nonprofit Management offers these outstanding assets:
* A large number of nationally recognized faculty who are involved in closely related research and service areas such as community development, environmental management, international affairs, civic leadership, arts management, arbitration, fundraising, compensation, motivation, liability, city management, and organizational development.
* School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) faculty who have earned international reputations for their research, teaching, and consultation with world, national, state, and local leaders.
* High-profile players from the public and private sectors who enrich SPEA’s programs through colloquia and appointments as adjunct faculty.
* Affiliation with the Center on Philanthropy. The Center, established in 1987, is the nation's most comprehensive academic resource dedicated to education, research, and public service in philanthropy.
* Ability to pursue a professional certificate through The Fund Raising School, a premier institution offering workshops for fund development practitioners. SPEA's fund development course is accepted by The Fund Raising School as satisfying one of the certificate requirements.
* Through faculty contacts, exposure to a national and international network of both individuals and associations in the nonprofit sector, an ideal source for internship, job contacts, and professional affiliation.
* There's a distinctive opportunity to develop strengths in specialized fields by completing a double concentration in nonprofit management and such other areas as environmental policy and natural resource management, comparative and international affairs, policy analysis, and financial administration.
National Association of Schools in Public Affairs and Administration(NASPAA)
International Student Requirements:
International students whose native language is not English, or who do not have an undergraduate degree from a United States institution, are also required to take the TOEFL. Indiana University baseline score for consideration: 600 (computer-version) or 96 (written-version).