Admission Requirements

Master of Noprofit Management

Admission to the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) program is open to students with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work.

Applicants who fail to meet the above requirement may be considered for admission by exception and these applicants should submit the following supplemental materials: 1) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; 2) Two letters of recommendation preferably from full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty; 3) Samples of the applicant’s academic writing, if available; and 4) A 500-word personal statement detailing why earning the MNM is important.

Applicants whose native language is not English must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and earn a score of at least 550. A graduate of a college or university outside of the United States who has completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor’s degree may apply for admission to the MPA program. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

Application Procedure For Potential Students

The following documents should be submitted to the Graduate College:

  1. Graduate application for admission, to be completed on-line.
  2. Official transcripts of all college and university level work. The Graduate College must receive official transcripts directly from the Registrar of each college or university attended.
  3. A non-refundable admission fee.
  4. TOEFL scores for international applicants whose native language is not English.

All applicants must send a resume to the College for Design and Social Inquiry advising office (Brandon Johnson, johnsonb@fau.edu).

Applicants whose undergraduate grade point average is below 3.0 should submit the following to the College for Design and Social Inquiry advising office (Brandon Johnson, johnsonb@fau.edu):

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores;
  2. Two letters of recommendation preferably from full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty;
  3. Samples of the applicant’s academic writing, if available; and
  4. A 500-word personal statement detailing why earning the MNM is important.

 

Prospective students should observe the following application deadlines:

Domestic Students:
Fall: May 1Spring: October 1Summer: February 1
International Students:
Fall: May 1Spring: October 1Summer: February 1

Apply Online

Transfer Credits

Acceptance of credits from approved institutions is dependent on the approval of the MNM Committee. Transfer of credit (graduate courses completed at another university) is limited to 6 semester hours subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The transfer course(s) must be pertinent to the student’s work in the MNM program.
  2. The grade earned in all transfer courses must be B or better.
  3. Graduate-level course credits that have been applied towards another degree can’t be used toward the MNM degree.

Should these conditions be met, approval will be granted if the course work is judged to be equivalent in context and rigor to that of the FAU MNM program. Students must provide an official transcript, and in some cases a course outline, for the credits in question.

Academic Standing

Continuation in the MNM program requires satisfactory progress toward the graduate degree. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average (GPA) throughout the student’s academic study. In addition, only grades of C (not C-) or better are acceptable in fulfilling MNM requirements.

Any student who receives more than two grades of C, or whose GPA falls below a 3.0, will be contacted by the College concerning the academic deficiency. Failure to attain a 3.0 cumulative GPA within two successive semesters following the semester in which the deficiency first occurred may result in dismissal. Students may also be dismissed for other academic irregularities, such as plagiarism.


For any questions regarding the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program, please contact Dr. Leslie Leip (Program Coordinator, lleip@fau.edu)

For questions about advising, please contact the College Advising Center at 561-297-2316.