Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Certificate(s): Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies
Overview: Here's your opportunity: an exciting new undergraduate program that prepares students to turn their passions into their profession and make the world a better place. The nation's first Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropic Studies gives students the opportunity to make an impact with their careers using their hearts as well as their heads.
The Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University is the first masters degree program in the United States to focus on the history, culture, and values of philanthropy. While other programs focus on the "how" of nonprofit management, this program focuses on the "why" - the social, cultural, political, and economic roles played by philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in both contemporary and historical settings.
Our program enables you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further graduate study in relevant fields or to enter the field as a nonprofit professional. Investigate the broader theoretical issues of philanthropy and your area of specialization from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The primary goal of the Doctor of Philosophy of Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University is the preparation of researchers and scholars who will provide leadership in the profession of philanthropy, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.