Offered on campus
Philanthropic Studies/Public Administration - Master of Arts (M.A.)
Are you passionate about a cause in your community? Do you want to work to make a difference in the lives of others?
You probably have a strong passion for community, service, and giving back, and you don’t want to be defined by any one title or be tied to working in one specific field. Our degree programs are a great fit for community-oriented students such as yourself.
A philanthropic studies degree will allow you to make a difference in your community on issues in fields that include education, health, social services, the environment, animals, the arts, and religion.
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.
Earn two degrees at the same time
You can earn two master’s degrees in related areas of interest in fewer credit hours than if you obtained each degree separately. By completing the dual degree option, you will have a richer education experience than you would receive through an individual degree. Upon graduation, you are more marketable because you will have a deeper awareness and knowledge of the types of organizations in which you may work. The dual degree programs are recommended if you are planning to:
- Pursue a doctoral degree
- Work in research
- Enter a specialized profession requiring in-depth knowledge of two related areas
Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies and Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management
You will learn the whys and how-tos of philanthropy and nonprofits through this option. If you are interested in becoming a reflective practitioner, this program is designed for you. An education in both the technical and conceptual aspects of philanthropy increases your value in the job market. This program requires the completion of 60 credit hours.