University of Georgia

School of Social Work

Nonprofit Organizations


UGA Graduate School, 320 East Clayton Street, Suite 400

Athens, GA 30602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Nonprofit Organizations Certificate Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute for Nonprofit Organizations offers the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations, Development and Management (MNPO), an advanced professional degree for those desiring careers as leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. The curriculum for this program includes core courses in key aspects of this field, supplemented by supervised internships and electives for specialization.  To this end, the curriculum provides: essential background knowledge of the scope, dynamics, and distinctiveness of the nonprofit sector; key skills in the administration and leadership of nonprofit organizations, such as working effectively with staff and volunteers, fund raising, program evaluation, and ethical judgment; and practice and application in actual nonprofit organizations through internship opportunities.  Graduates of the program represent the Institute in new and exciting endeavors across the field of nonprofit work-from fundraising to association management to founding and operating organizations.


The Nonprofit Program is fully accredited and meets all guidelines as outlined by the University of Georgia

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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