Learn what Barry's online MPA in Nonprofit Administration offers you
The 100 percent online Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration program at Barry University program emphasizes performance management and ethical public service. The specialization in nonprofit administration adds a mission-driven dimension to your leadership capabilities.
Paired with specialized coursework in nonprofit administration, this unique degree adds an additional executive-level dimension to your learning. You will develop the applied knowledge and best practices essential for leadership in public and nonprofit organizations and in companies that partner with nonprofit organizations. Use this program to forge ahead in your current career or to pivot into the rewards of the nonprofit sector.
This flexible online MPA with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration program prioritizes practical application. You will benefit from studying purpose-driven thought leadership, honing your strategic management expertise, and acquiring program evaluation skills that strengthen your ability to effectively serve and collaborate with stakeholders and the community.
Consistent with the mission of Barry University, the faculty in our MPA program is committed to the highest academic standards in graduate and professional education and to ensuring an engaging, inclusive learning environment. Our highly respected online faculty features Quality Matters-certified professors with extensive experience who are subject matter experts in the public sector.
Students may be able to transfer up to 6 graduate credits into the program*
This online MPA Nonprofit Admin program prepares you to:
- Lead effectively in the nonprofit sector
- Comprehend the planning and logistics of starting a nonprofit
- Use internal audit functions to avoid fraud
- Navigate governmental oversight
- Execute effective administrative decision-making
- Evaluate leadership qualities and analyze the rule of law in administrative procedures
- Examine the process for change in the public sector to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
Upon graduation, you will be prepared for leadership roles such as:
- Starting your own nonprofit
- Executive Director
- Development Director
- Director of Major Gifts
- Planned Giving Director
Barry University is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—The Global Standard in Public Service Education.
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Benefit from our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition
For the Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration there is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Tuition is the same whether you live inside or outside Florida and can be paid by the course.
*Tuition and fees subject to change.
These are important dates you need to know
With six entry points per year, the Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration online program is convenient and accessible. After selecting your desired start date, you should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.
|Session||Program Start Date||Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline *||Last Class Day||Term Length|
|Spring A||1/16/24||1/2/24||1/8/24||1/8/24||1/10/24||3/2/24||7 weeks|
|Spring B||3/4/24||2/19/24||2/26/24||2/26/24||2/28/24||4/20/24||7 weeks|
|Summer A||5/6/24||4/22/24||4/29/24||4/29/24||5/1/24||6/22/24||7 weeks|
|Summer B||7/1/24||6/17/24||6/24/24||6/24/24||6/26/24||8/17/24||7 weeks|
|Fall A||8/19/24||8/5/24||8/12/24||8/12/24||8/14/24||10/5/24||7 weeks|
|Fall B||10/21/24||10/7/24||10/14/24||10/14/24||10/16/24||12/7/24||7 weeks|
*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.
View the qualifications for our online MPA degree
To apply for the Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. You may be able to transfer up to 6 graduate credits into the program.*
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Professional resume with two references
- Official transcripts from only colleges/universities where degree was earned
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
Explore the courses you'll study in the online MPA in Nonprofit Administration program
In order to earn the Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration online, you must complete 14 courses (42 credits), including 10 core courses (30 credits) and four specialization courses (12 credits). All courses are seven weeks in length.
*Tuition and fees subject to change.
**Previously earned credits, if accepted for transfer, must be completed in less than the (5) year period immediately preceding initial enrollment at Barry. Only relevant courses for which a grade of B or higher was earned will be considered. Only credits will be transferred, not grades or grade point averages and credits that were used to earn a degree at another institution will not be accepted.