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Program at a Glance

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The Nonprofit Management MNM - Public Administration MPA Dual Degree Track provides the opportunity for students to earn graduate degrees from two academic programs, the Master of Nonprofit Management and the Master of Public Administration, concurrently.

Students successfully completing this MNM/MPA Dual Degree program will have the skills and analytical techniques for successful careers in both the public and nonprofit sectors. The program emphasizes nonprofit management and public administration research, theory, policy and organizational administration to prepare future public service organizational leaders in public, nonprofit, social service, and private organizations. After successful completion of the MNM/MPA Dual Degree program, students will receive two diplomas - one for the Nonprofit Management MNM degree and one for the Public Administration MPA degree.

Students seeking admission to the MNM/MPA Dual Degree program should apply directly to the Dual Degree track of either the Public Administration MPA program or the Nonprofit Management MNM program. Only one application will be required. If admitted, the student will be active in the Dual Degree tracks of both the Public Administration MPA and the Nonprofit Management MNM programs.

Students previously admitted to the Public Administration MPA or the Nonprofit Management MNM program should consult with their adviser prior to completing 18 credit hours if interested in the MNM/MPA Dual Degree program.

The dual degree track (Master of Nonprofit Management/Master of Public Administration) consists of 54 credit hours. Each student completes all of the core courses for each program with 18 required core courses (54 credit hours), including the research methods and statistics courses (6 credit hours) and capstone courses from each program (6 credit hours).

Courses and credit hours used for undergraduate degrees cannot be counted toward the MPA/MNM track, except for Senior Scholar students who, with the permission of the MPA/MNM program director, may use up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework in both their undergraduate degree and the dual degree program. No undergraduate-level courses will be accepted in the MPA/MNM dual degree track.

The dual degree program incorporates service learning in some of its courses. Service learning is hands-on learning that provides real-life experience in executing tangible projects such as strategic plans, grant proposals, and volunteer management case studies. It enhances the student's understanding of the course core concepts, helps develop leadership skills and provides a networking opportunity with a community partner.

Total Credit Hours Required: 54 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please note: Nonprofit Management (MNM) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

November 1
June 1
July 1
January 15

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