The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts degree program in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development scheduled to begin fall 2017. This two-year interdisciplinary program is designed primarily for professionals currently employed in philanthropic and nonprofit settings.
The courses in this program are designed to enhance professionals’ skills and knowledge in the fundraising and nonprofit sectors and further understanding of ethical policies as they relate to philanthropy and nonprofit development. Courses will also advance students’ knowledge of scholarly research, theories and models in nonprofit organizational development, donor relations, grant writing, corporate foundation relations, advocacy and public funding.
This manageable course sequence includes approximately two courses each semester, with a total of 30 units of credit. The program will be completed entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Fall and spring courses will be taught in eight-week modules, with some courses meeting Monday evenings via Adobe Connect. Summer courses will be four weeks in length and may include video conferencing sessions on Monday evenings.
The program begins this fall using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree to be earned in the summer of 2019. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/philanthropy.
For more information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-7740 or 800-648-3864.