HOW TO APPLY:
A. Apply to the UGA Graduate School online. Visit the UGA Graduate School Website to apply and view requirements and fees. Tuition Assistance Program and UGA Honors students must also apply to the Graduate School.
B. Submit three additional departmental requirements via the Graduate School website:
- Resume/CV. Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae detailing work, educational, professional and volunteer experience.
- Goals Statement. Please send a statement/essay of approximately 3 pages in length that outlines your interest in graduate education and a career in the nonprofit sector. A successful statement reflects your passion for working with nonprofit organizations, describes the impact you hope to make in your career and addresses the following questions:
- Why are you seeking a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership ?
- What experiences, professional and/or personal, have led you to pursue the MA NML degree? Please outline why the program at UGA is of particular interest to you.
- What are your professional goals regarding work in the nonprofit sector? Please include a brief outline of your areas of interest with respect to both content (ie: environment; arts; human services; etc.) as well as process (ie: grant writing; program evaluation; program management and administration; etc.).
- Three Letters of Recommendation (one academic and two from employment supervisor or other director/mentor preferred). The letters may be submitted one of two ways:
- Submitted online via the Graduate School admissions web site (preferred).
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be formal recommendation letters on letterhead and submitted as an attachment to the initial email. Letters in the body of the email will not be accepted. We will only accept emails sent directly from the recommender.
Prospective students should have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Prospective students may submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admission. One of these entrance tests is required.
All test scores, except the TOEFL (see International Student Additional Requirements below) are subject to a five year time limitation. Applicants who have been admitted previously to a degree program and earned credit toward that degree at the University of Georgia may submit the same test scores in support of an application for a new degree program. In this case, the scores are not subject to the five-year time limit.
The UGA institutional code for ETS reporting is 5813. Please note that listing UGA (5813) as an Undergraduate Institution is not sufficient for ERS to send UGA a copy of your score report. You must list UGA (5813) as an actual Score Recipient. The Graduate School only accepts scores sent directly by the responsible testing agency.
- Tests taken after August 1, 2011. We recommend a total GRE score of at least 300 (with emphasis on the verbal score).
- Tests taken before August 1, 2011. The program recommends a combined GRE score of at least 1000.
- MAT – The program requires a MAT score of at least 410 for admission.
- GMAT – The program requires a total GMAT score of at least 533 for admission.
We have a rolling admissions policy and admit students for all semesters, spring, summer and fall. However, we prefer for all prospective applicants to please submit their admissions materials no later than April for summer and fall admissions, and November for spring admissions. This will ensure that our admissions committee will be able to review your application and make a timely decision. Once the MA NML program office and the Graduate School has received all of your application materials, your application will be sent forward to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program admissions committee for review. You will be notified by email of the committee’s decision soon thereafter.