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Fifth-Year M.A. in Nonprofit Administration

The fifth-year M.A. in Nonprofit Administration is a program that will allow students pursuing an undergraduate degree to complete either a B.A. or B.S. in any major and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration within a five-year time frame. The program is designed so that students meet all of the requirements for graduation in both programs. Students can complete an undergraduate major, apply for admission to the M.A. program in their junior year, begin taking graduate courses in their senior year and complete the M.A. in their 5th year.

Admission Requirements

Students should register their interest in the program with the Director of the Nonprofit Administration program as soon as possible in their freshman, sophomore, or junior years. Students must apply to and be formally admitted to the Nonprofit Administration program. This will normally take place in the spring of their junior year of summer before their senior year.

Details on the application process can be found at this link.

For further information, please contact 216.397.1718.

  • Internship in Nonprofit (e.g. CE 101, PO 390, SC 475).
  • Ongoing volunteer activity/service.
  • Service Learning courses.

During their 5th year, students are eligible for scholarship funding. Please contact us for more information.