Non-Profit Management

Degree Offered

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Option: Non-profit Management

Campus Options

  • Main Campus (Union, NJ)
  • Kean Ocean Campus (Toms River, NJ) MPA courses are offered at Kean Ocean, however, the entire program cannot be completed at this location.

Application Deadline 

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

Program Description

This concentration prepares graduates for administrative management positions in nonprofit organizations and other organizations that regulate or fund nonprofit organizations. The program provides students with opportu­nities in the classroom and in the field to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective pro­gram administrator. This concentration is designed to assist individuals who are serving in nonprofit organiza­tions or those seeking to serve in the nonprofit sector.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 30 credits in foundation courses
  • 9 credits in electives
  • 3 credit culminating research seminar
  • 6 credit internship (may be waived for students with appropriate experience)

REQUIRED COURSES – 30 CREDITS

PA 5001

Global Foundations of Public Administration

3 credits

PA 5010

Public Bureaucracy: People Process and Performance

3 credits

PA 5021

Fiscal Management of Government & Non-profit Organizations

3 credits

PA 5030

Analytical Methods for Public Management

3 credits

PA 5031

Quantitative Methods for Public Management

3 credits

PA 5040

Public Budgeting and Financial Management

3 credits

PA 5710

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3 credits

PA 5730

Nonprofit Organization Law and Governance

3 credits

PA 5215

Grants Process in Intergovernmental Systems

3 credits

MGS 5030

Human Resources in Management

3 credits

 

ELECTIVES – 9 CREDITS

Major elective courses can be taken outside of the Public Administration

department with permission fROM program coordinator

PA 5110

Public Personnel Systems

3 credits

PA 5125

Collective Negotiations and Public Employment

3 credits

PA 5144

Conflict Resolution in the Public Sector

3 credits

PA 5225

Strategic Planning in Public Organizations

3 credits

PA 5230

Improving Public Organization

3 credits

PA 5235

Public Program Evaluation

3 credits

PA 5245

Management Information Systems in the Public Sector

3 credits

PA 5315

Issues in Criminal Justice

3 credits

PA 5325

Criminal Justice Planning

3 credits

PA 5470

Governing New Jersey: Issues in Management and Administration

3 credits

PA 5500

Advanced Topics in Public Management

3 credits

PA 5550  Global Issues in Comaparative Public Administration 3 credits

PA 5605

Fundamentals of Environmental Management

3 credits

PA 5610

Environmental Policy Implementation

3 credits

PA 5615

Environmental Law

3 credits

PA 5700

Urban Politics and Administration

3 credits

PA 5805

Health Care: Organization and Structure

3 credits

PA 5860

Issues in Modern Health Care

3 credits

PA 5900

Health Care Facilities and Services for the Aged

3 credits

PA 5910

Current Issues in Public Administration I

3 credits

PA 5911

Current Issues in Public Administration II

3 credits

PA 5985

Independent Study in Public Administration

3 credits

ECO 5913

Health Economics

3 credits

COMM 5650

Communicating in Organizations

3 credits

ID 5270

Ethics and Public Policy

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 3 CREDITS

PA 5990

Research Seminar in Intergovernmental Relations

3 credits

 

INTERNSHIP - 6 CREDITS

Required of all students without relevant job experience in public administration;

waived by petition for those with appropriate experience

PA 5960

Graduate Internship in Public Administration

6 credits

TOTAL OF 42 CREDITS PLUS 6 CREDITS OF INTERNSHIP TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

Program Mission and SLOs

 

Program coordinator

Admissions Counselor

DR. PAT MOORE
Willis (W) 311
T. 908.737.4314
pmoore@kean.edu

Ms. Reenat Hasan
Graduate Admissions Counselor
T. 908.737.5923
hasanr@kean.edu

 

Updated 3/11/14