The Master of Nonprofit Management is a professional degree providing training for students in administration of nonprofit organizations. Due to the astonishing growth of the nonprofit sector over the past three decades in the U.S. and the equally rapid growth of nongovernmental organizations internationally, the sector has professionalized. Nonprofit employees now seek master's-level training in order to advance their careers and specialize in nonprofit administration.
Fully 9 percent of the U.S. GDP is now produced by nonprofit organizations. Eight percent of employment in the U.S. is in nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit sector is no longer a career that people fall into, but an avocation that students prepare for with a rigorous, focused degree program.
This degree is distinct from a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration due to the nonprofit sector's unique funding and management structures. Unlike businesses, nonprofits gather revenues from a variety of funding streams, each with its own unique development challenges: These include government and foundation grants, membership revenues, gifts from major donors, broad-based support (small gifts), special events and sponsorships, endowment income, commercial revenue (such as fees for services), bequests, and many other forms of funding peculiar to the nonprofit sector.
UO is an institutional member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) and the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Based on both NASPAA and NACC guidelines for nonprofit curriculum, University of Oregon's PPPM Department has one of the strongest university nonprofit programs in the nation, with a breadth of nonprofit-specific courses, tenure-track or tenured faculty specializing in nonprofit research, nonprofit career development services, and nonprofit research advising.
Member of Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) and the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Curricula based on both NASPAA and NACC guidelines for nonprofit curriculum.
International Student Requirements:
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and proof of financial support are required. A minimum TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based test) or 90-91 (internet-based test) or higher is required by the program, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment score as an alternative to the TOEFL with a minimum overall score of 7.0.