Master of Public Administration / Nonprofit Organizational Management
Upper Iowa University

Program Details

Upper Iowa University offers the online MPA with a concentration in Nonprofit Organizational Management. This program is designed to equip public administrators (aspiring and seasoned) with the skills and knowledge needed to manage public policy in the political and legal environment. The curriculum, framed by the public values of democracy, diversity, and due process, focuses on leadership and management, meaningful participation in the policy process, engaging a diverse citizenry, and improving decision making.

This Nonprofit Organizational Management emphasis is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead organization in the growing nonprofit sector. The curriculum includes the following courses to choose from:

  • Nonprofit Marketing and Public Affairs Advocacy
  • Board Governance and Strategic Management
  • Gov’t and NFP Accounting and Budgeting
  • Nonprofit Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • Grant Writing and Contract Management
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management


  • Must have a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • GRE/GMAT test scores
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better in undergraduate degree
  • Two letters of reference
  • Resume
  • Essay

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission