Grand Canyon University

Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Non-Profit Management

Address:

3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States

Phone:

1-800-800-9776

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Non-Profit Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Broaden Your Potential in the Public Sector With an Emphasis Degree in Nonprofit Management

The Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Nonprofit Management at Grand Canyon University (GCU) prepares you for an impactful and meaningful career serving the public at large. This online degree in nonprofit management emphasis is designed for individuals desirous of finding employment in or currently working for nonprofit organizations. Coursework focuses on the application of administrative skills in the areas of leadership, human capital development, policy and governance within a nonprofit environment. Students will be challenged to identify and provide solutions for today’s unique issues facing public and nonprofit-sector organizations.

As a Christian university, GCU cultivates faith-integrated learning environments. Not only will you learn to become a nonprofit manager, but a public servant who is skilled in and passionate about serving the public good. By attending a university with a Christian worldview, you will learn ethical decision-making. This online nonprofit management degree program leads to a rewarding and diverse career path for current business professionals and those with a purpose to make a difference in the world.

Deepen Your Knowledge of Nonprofit Management Objectives

Preparing for nonprofit management includes the study of administrative practices and how these influence an organization’s success within the dynamic nonprofit, public-sector community. A nonprofit serves as an organized group with the goal to serve the common good. Nonprofit organizations further their mission through fundraising, advocacy and volunteer engagement and activism.

Success isn’t measured by solely and aggressively growing revenue. For nonprofits, success is determined by the results of an organization’s mission, how many people were helped, the effect on the underprivileged or disadvantaged and upholding goodwill initiatives.

Prepare to Lead and Serve Nonprofit Organizations With an MPA Degree

You will gain proficiency in the following domains while pursuing the MPA in nonprofit management degree from GCU:

    Public Service
    
    Resource Management
    
    Policy and Politics
    
    Nonprofit Management

As a student, you will prepare to be a results-driven leader who excels in communication and who is knowledgeable about securing funding. Other responsibilities of nonprofit management include the ability to think critically and strategically, lead teams and recruit volunteers.

During the master’s in nonprofit management degree emphasis, you will:

    Focus on how government and public organizations serve their stakeholders, including managing resources and regulatory powers
    
    Examine the daily duties of public administrators, relationship building, political awareness and collaborative strategies
    
    Learn how to acquire, develop and leverage human capital, from assessing talent management to employee professional development
    
    Understand leadership practices, as well as revenue and expenditure structuring
    
    Explore theories and concepts of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations and community development
    
    Survey the many facets of funding and funding strategies

1 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on September 2021, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Community and Social Service Occupations.

2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Social and Community Service Managers as of May 2021. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as Social and Community Service Managers. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.

3 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Public Relations and Fundraising Managers as of May 2021, retrieved on Sept. 14, 2022. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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