4+1 Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies / Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

Through a combined five year Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies/Masters in Nonprofit Management program of studies, it is possible for motivated full-time students who are urban studies majors to complete a five-year program leading to degrees including both a Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies and a Master's in Nonprofit Management. Urban Studies minors may qualify for the program as well.

Students who have completed 90 undergraduate credits may apply for admission into the special five-year BS/MS program if they have an overall GPA of not less than 3.0 and a major GPA of not less than 3.25. Students are also required to complete an undergraduate internship, independent study, or capstone project that incorporates work with a community-based organization as part of their undergraduate work. Students must meet all other requirements for admission to the Master in Nonprofit Management. The GRE requirement is waived for students with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Please also consult the graduate catalog for more information.

In order to complete the joint degree, in the final year of their bachelor's work, students take three graduate level courses (9-11 credits) which are counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. These graduate credits are included in the undergraduate tuition of full-time, state-supported students. Students must also take at least one summer class between the spring of their BS graduation and the fall in which they embark on full-time graduate studies. Taking the graduate credits as an undergraduate and the summer class allows students to complete course requirements for the bachelor's and master's degree in five years (60 months). For more details, students should consult with the graduate coordinator of the program.

Students enrolled in Urban Studies (majors and minors) may apply for the joint 4+1 program with the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management (NPM). The following are the eligibility requirements:
  1. Applicants must have completed 90 undergraduate credits.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA in their majors.
  3. Applicants must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.
  4. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate internship, independent study or capstone project related to a nonprofit organization.
  5. Two letters of recommendation

In order to complete the joint degree, students take 9-11 graduate credits, which count both in their undergraduate program and in the master's in nonprofit management. The graduate credits are taken in place of elective undergraduate credits. Students get advising from both the graduate coordinator and their undergraduate advisor. Admission is on a rolling basis and applicants may start their program of study in any semester.

NM-901The Nonprofit World: NGOs, the State & Civil Society3
NM-934Ethics and Management of Human Resources3
NM-942Organizational Theory3
NM-945Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations3
NM-949Strategic Leadership and Planning3
NM-951Grant Writing4
NM-980Thesis I1
NM-981Thesis II4
NM-990Action Research3
NM-993Marketing and Resource Development3
Two (2) ELECTIVES required6
Total Credits36
4+1 Students
Graduate core courses will count as core classes in the graduate program and electives in the student's undergraduate program. Graduate electives will count as electives in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
MS in Nonprofit Management - A student may take any three of the following core courses and any courses offered as graduate electives: NM-901, NM-903, NM-934, NM-942, NM-945, NM-949, NM-951, NM-993