• Public Administration - Nonprofit Management Dual Degree Program

    The Hamline University Dual Degree Program in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management allows you to save time and money while completing two graduate degree programs: Master in Public Administration and Master in Nonprofit Management.

    The Dual Degree Program in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management helps working professionals develop the core competencies they need to succeed and lead in today's diverse government and nonprofit environments.

    Who is the Program for?

    The Dual Degree Program in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management is for professionals interested in understanding the intersections of the government and nonprofit sectors.

    Program Requirements

    Students in the program complete 18 courses (72 credits).

    MANM Courses

    • Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations
    • Financial Management for Nonprofits
    • Law for Nonprofit Organizations
    • Volunteer Management
    • Governance & Planning
    • Fundraising for Nonprofits

    MPA Courses

    • Foundation in Public Administration
    • Public Fiscal Management
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Public Sector Human Resource Management
    • Administrative Law & Process

    Cross-Sector Courses

    • Professional Ethics
    • Organizational Theory & Behavior
    • Research Methods

    Final Courses

    • Capstone Skills Development for Government
    • Capstone Skills Development for Nonprofit


    The Dual Degree Program in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (MPA/MNM) curriculum provides students an understanding of political and legal institutions and processes, economic and social organizations and processes, general organizational and management concepts and theories, human resource management, ethical and moral dilemmas in both government and nonprofit sectors, techniques of analysis, including quantitative and statistical methods, and more.


    Dual Degree students may be awarded one scholarship for each program of study (MPA and MNM) at time of admission. Students must apply for the discounts when applying for admission. See our list of Master of Public Administration Scholarships and Master of Nonprofit Management Scholarships for additional information. 

    More Information

    If have questions or need additional information, you may contact the Hamline University Office of Graduate Admissions at 651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu.