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Quick Facts

  • 63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
  • 56 - Number of MPA graduates in 2015-16
  • 57 - Number of MNM graduates in 2015-16
  • 5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
  • 17 - National ranking of the MNM program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 63 - National ranking of the M.P.A. program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 13 - Number of MRA graduates in 2015-16
  • 193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16

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School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida

4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-1395

Phone: 407-823-2604
Fax: 407-823-5651

Master of Nonprofit Management

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Master of Nonprofit Management Program Facts

  • Master of Nonprofit Management 
  • Housed in School of Public Administration
  • Completely online
  • 36 credit hours
  • Completed in two years, full-time
  • Dual MPA/MNM degree option
  • Number of students (Average 150 students in program)
  • Number of nucleus faculty (8)

Program Mission

The Master of Nonprofit Management prepares students for professional public service leadership in the nonprofit sector through a competency-based curriculum set on a foundation of ethical principles, community engagement, and scholarship that creates usable, relevant knowledge to address complex societal issues in Central Florida and beyond. 

Program Values  

The Master of Nonprofit Management is dedicated to advancing public service values and civic leadership in the nonprofit sector. For our faculty and students, public service values are demonstrated by adhering to ethical principles of behavior and by acting in a professional manner.

Ethical Principles

We advocate the following ethical principles of conduct as the foundation of public service: 

  • Integrity - to serve in a honest, transparent manner while honoring promises;
  • Benevolence - to promote the public good, avoid doing harm, and respect the worth of each individual;
  • Fairness - to act in way that is just and equitable to all, while avoiding undue burden on the most vulnerable in our society; and
  • Social Justice - to identify and address the unfair burdens experienced by groups of individuals through intentional and unintentional policies, laws, and societal projects and practices.

Professional Principles

We advocate the following professional principles to advance public service as a profession: 

  • Commitment - to pursue a passion for the public interest with accountability and transparency;
  • Competence - to utilize the most current knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve the public interest with efficiency and objectivity; 
  • Scholarship - to cherish and honor learning that enriches the human experience;
  • Stewardship - to accept responsibility for decisions and actions regarding the protection of organizational and public resources;
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness - to respect and value all perspectives and experiences, creating an environment that is open to all; and
  • Leadership - to inspire others to advance the public interest while actively promoting democratic participation and collaboration.

Program Requirements

The MNM program curriculum consists of 36 credits. Students complete a core of nine courses (27 credits), an advanced curriculum of two elective courses (6 credits), and a capstone experience equivalent to one course (3 credits). Students must achieve a minimum grade of ("B-") for each core class and the capstone experience, and they must maintain an overall program grade point average of 3.0.


There are three tuition options for the MNM program. The total cost of the MNM program for an in-state student completing the program online is $11,783.52, including tuition ($10,373.76) and fees ($1,409.76). For in-state students who wish to take their two elective courses face-to-face, the total cost is $13,307.40. For out-of-state students, the MNM cohort program cost is $15,862.32. Additional fees may be added and tuition is subject to change. For complete information, see UCF Tuition and Fees.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to students through the UCF Financial Aid Office.For graduate students, the opportunities for financial assistance can also be found in the UCF Graduate Catalog. 

Application and Admission

Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. Apply online at

Note: The GRE is not required except for those students wishing to compete for a fellowship

To be considered for admission, the following documentation must be on file with UCF by the appropriate application deadline date:

  • Undergraduate transcripts, and
  • Graduate transcripts (if another graduate degree in a related field has been completed), and
  • Supporting documents:
    - Resume
    - Statement of Interest
    - Three letters of recommendation from professors or professional individuals

The MNM program typically admits students with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, depending on space availability; those whose undergraduate degree is still in progress may be admitted conditionally until the transcript is provided showing the final undergraduate GPA. Students with GPA below 3.0 may be offered a provisional admission, provided their portfolio demonstrates considerable promise for success.

Online Learning

The core courses in the MNM program are only offered online. Students have the option to take the two elective courses either online or face-to-face, however, the tuition structure is different for face-to-face classes. See the program cost section above. 

Transitioning into Online Learning

UCF offers an outstanding tutorial to answer questions about the online course platform, Canvas and learning online at Please take time to review this tutorial -- it will ease your transition into online learning.


Students without practical nonprofit management experience are strongly advised to complete an internship as part of their advanced curriculum. MNM students have the advantage of developing internship placements through our experiential learning coordinator, Mirtha Bailey. Internship placement varies by student interest and semester. 

Graduation Rates

MNM students have considerable flexibility in completing the degree. Our program is designed so that a full-time student can easily complete the MNM in four semesters.  Many of our MNM students pursue the degree on a part-time basis, balancing their educational goals with work and family priorities. Graduation rates are reported on an "Academic Year -5" basis (AR-5). For the 2015-2016 academic year, graduation rates are based on students entering the program in 2010-2011. Of 85 entering students, 22 graduated within two academic years (100% of program design length; 4 semesters), 46 graduated within three academic years (150 percent of program design length), and 52 graduated within four academic years (200 percent of program design length).

Job Placement

MPA graduates go to work in various fields of the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Our 2015-2016 graduates work for: (being completed)

U.S. Federal Government                                                                            1

State, Provincial or Regional government                                                   7

City, County, or other Local Government                                                     1

International Government (all levels)                                                           0

Nonprofit (domestic-oriented)                                                                      19

Nonprofit (internationally-oriented)                                                              1

Private Sector - Research/Consulting                                                         2

Private Sector (other)                                                                                  4

Obtaining further education                                                                         0

Military Service                                                                                            0

Unemployed (not seeking employment)                                                      0

Unemployed (seeking employment)                                                            0

Status Unknown                                                                                          18

Total                                                                                                             53

The hallmark of our work is our strong community engagement.
— Mary Ann Feldheim,  Ph.D., Associate Professor
"The University of Central Florida was a valuable preparation for both graduate school and for the world of work within the field of public affairs."
— Ben Hagen,  B.S. in public administration, '10; Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project
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