Offered on campus
Philanthropic Studies - Master of Arts (M.A.)
Are you a nonprofit professional? We can help you make sense of it all.
Did you happen into your nonprofit work without a formal education in the field. Our master’s degree allows professionals and executives already working in philanthropy to gain a deeper understanding of the field to further your career goals and your organization's mission.
Improving philanthropy to improve the world
The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is globally recognized as the first of its kind. School faculty and staff train and empower students and practitioners to innovate, lead, and create positive and lasting change in the world.
We’ll give you the knowledge and understanding you need to be innovators and leaders. You’ll have opportunities to complete an internship or to study abroad. And you’ll graduate prepared for a meaningful career in the nonprofit sector.
Make a master’s degree a reality
As a student you come to us with a variety of causes you are passionate about as well as roles in the field of philanthropy you are interested in pursuing. Advance your understanding through our master's degree program in order to find the most thoughtful paths to making a difference in what matters to you.
Make your passion your profession and earn your master's degree through the option that works best for you.
You can earn a degree entirely online in as little as three years, and you have the option of coming to campus for interaction with faculty and colleagues in the summer.