Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies
Indiana University Online

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies (IUPUI) prepares graduates for leadership roles and deeper, more thoughtful, and engaged practice within the nonprofit sector, focusing on the social, cultural, political, and economic roles played by philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.  Courses cover topics such as the nonprofit and voluntary sectors, civil society and philanthropy, history of American philanthropy, and ethics and values of philanthropy.  Graduates work in leadership, management, and direct-service positions in functional areas such as fundraising, grant making, and program management, influencing religion, education, health, animals, arts and culture, the environment, developing countries, and other worthwhile causes.

This degree is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Indiana University Online is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • GRE waived for applicants with five or more years of relevant experience