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Nonprofit Management
School of Public and Environmental Affairs

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(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)


Degree Offered

Ph.D. Minor in Nonprofit Management

The minor requires 12 credit hours.  Students in a Ph.D. program at Indiana Univeristy may select nonprofit management as an outside minor.

Course Reqirements

1.  The doctoral student must secure an advisor from the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  The faculty advisor will serve as the representative of SPEA in all examinations and other requirements of the student's Ph.D. program that pertain to the minor.

2.  The minor in nonprofit management requires 12 credit hours of courses approved by the advisor.  Three of the four courses must be SPEA courses.  The additional course may come from SPEA or from any of a variety of disciplines relevant to nonprofit management.  Some examples of courses appropriate for the SPEA minor in nonprofit management are:

  • SPEA-V521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V522  Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 523 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 524 Civil Society in Comparative Perspective (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 672 Public Organization and Management II (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 685 Research Seminar in Management (approved topics) (3 cr.)

3.  A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) must be attained in all courses used for the minor.

4. Special requirement for 500-level courses Students taking a 500-level course (and SPEA-V 602) are required to show that they have completed doctoral-level work in conjunction with the course in order to count the course for the minor. Students must alert the instructor to their doctoral status and request additional alterative assignments. If the instructor is unwilling to provide them, the student should select a different course in conjunction with the candidate's advisor.


Graduate Faculty

(An asterisk[*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral dissertations.)

Program Director

Professor Jeffrey Paine


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