MNM Course of Study

Master of Noprofit Management

The MNM degree requires successful completion of 33 credits of approved coursework with no grade below C (C- is not acceptable) with a minimum average grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). MNM students must complete the core courses below (24 credits) and three elective courses. The required internship (PAD 6943) may be waived and replaced by an elective for students who have nonprofit work experience.

Candidates for the MNM must complete all work within a ten-year period after initial registration in the graduate program.

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for the MNM degree, each candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the 33 semester hours of core and elective course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B).
  2. All students must submit a Plan of Study (POS) to the Graduate College before one-half of the coursework for the degree has been completed. You may NOT file a Plan of Study and graduate in the same semester or summer session. The Plan of Study outlines the coursework that a student will be taking at FAU to fulfill the requirements of his or her degree. It is essentially a contract between the student and the university, detailing the courses and credits that will be applied to the degree.
  3. Students who expect to graduate at the end of any given semester must file an “Application for Degree” with the College’s advising office, which will, in turn, file this form with the Office of the Registrar. Students should return the completed form to the Office Academic Programs no later than the date specified in the University’s Academic Calendar for the semester in which they expect to graduate.

Course Of Study

The core courses of the MNM program include:
PAD 6142Introduction to Nonprofit Management3
PAD 6143Public Policy & Nonprofit Organizations3
PAD 6165Legal and Ethical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations3
PAD 6166Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations3
PAD 6206Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations3
PAD 6233Grantwriting and Project Management3
PAD 6260Financial Management for Nonprofit Managers3
PAD 6943Internship-Nonprofit Organizations3

For any questions regarding the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program, please contact Dr. Robin Larson (Program Coordinator,

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