63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
56 - Number of M.P.A. graduates in 2015-16
57 - Number of M.N.M. graduates in 2015-16
5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
17 - National ranking of the M.N.M. 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 M.R.A. graduates in 2015-16
193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16
School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-1395
Master of Nonprofit Management
Ranked 17th in the nation byU.S.
News and World Report!
The School of Public Administration's Master of Nonprofit
Management is offered completely online. The M.N.M.
program provides opportunities for students to prepare for
employment or to advance their careers as administrators in the
nonprofit sector or with organizations that partner with the
nonprofit sector. Graduates of the M.N.M. program are equipped with
the nonprofit management knowledge and analytic skills needed for a
successful career in this rapidly growing sector.
Graduate students (above) completed a service-learning project with
the Community Foundation of Central Florida. They worked with
mentors from the CFCF in reviewing Donor Edge portraits to make
The program curriculum consists of 36 credits and includes a
core of 27 credits and a nine-credit option of:
(A) one 6000-level PAD elective (3 credits) and two additional
(5000 or 6000-level) electives (6 credits)
(B) one 6000-level PAD elective (3 credits), one
nonprofit internship (3 credits) and one elective (3
*Option (B) leads to national
certification through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as a
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 3.0 ("B") for each core
class and maintain an overall program grade point average (GPA) of
Internships are available. Students without practical
administrative experience in the nonprofit sector are strongly
advised to complete an internship as part of their elective
Non-Resident Cohort Program
The School of Public Administration offers an M.N.M. cohort
program for students living outside the state of Florida. The
program is totally online and the curriculum is identical to the
Florida-resident program. Students in the cohort program pay less
than half of the out-of-state tuition.
Due to restrictive state regulations,
UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to
students in the states listed below. If you reside in one of
these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted
to a UCF online program. Please contact your state's higher
education regulation authorities or a UCF program advisor for more
Application and Admission
Applicants must apply online. All
requested materials must be submitted by the
established deadline. Applications are accepted for
fall and spring semesters.
An official transcript (in a sealed envelope) with a 3.0 or
better GPA based on a 4.0 scale from each college/university
Three letters of recommendation are required along with the
form provided by Graduate Studies. Recommendation letters must
specifically address the prospective student's ability to succeed
in graduate coursework and his or her work ethic.
Recommendation letters from professors are preferred; letters from
past and current supervisors are also acceptable.
A current professional résumé.
Statement of goals: This is a key component of the admission
review process and serves as an example of the applicant's ability
to express him or herself in writing. The goal statement must
be no longer than two pages and should address the following:
What is your reason for pursuing graduate study in Nonprofit
Management, including your future goals and plans?
What specific areas of Nonprofit Management interest you?
Work experience (nonprofit experience is preferred, not
All requested material must be submitted by the established
deadline date. Material received after the established
deadline may not be considered. Admission to this master
program is competitive; applicants meeting the minimum admission
requirements are not guaranteed admission to this
Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the
program or are expected to obtain these skills immediately upon
admission to the program. This program is completely online, so
computer skills and computer internet access are necessary to take