IU Offers Online Philanthropy Masters

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will now offer its M.A. program in Philanthropic Studies to students across the globe. The online program, which will begin during the fall 2017 semester, is accepting applications.

“This new format offers our students convenience while maintaining the high quality that has always been a hallmark of our master’s degree,” said Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school. “Online students will learn from the same expert faculty and study the same curriculum as students who are in on-campus classrooms, but with more flexibility.”

Indiana University was the first institution to offer a master’s degree and doctorate in Philanthropic Studies. The program, based in the liberal arts, examines the history, culture, and values of philanthropy. Students are taught how to identify and anticipate social, cultural, political, and economic factors that impact nonprofits and philanthropy as a whole. Students will have the option of completing the degree program entirely online or take some courses on campus during the summer months.

“Our goal is to help students earn their master’s degree through the option that works best for them personally,” said Patrick M. Rooney, Ph.D., associate dean for academic affairs and research. “Whether they prefer to learn online, on campus, or a combination of the two, we want to ensure that they can find an approach that meets their needs.”

A free virtual information session will be conducted by Dr. Kathi Badertscher, director of master’s programs, Pamela Clark, director of student services and admissions, and Katie Hunt, a current online student, at noon EDT on March 24. To join, visit: https://IU.zoom.us/j/353362265

For more information about the program and to learn how to apply, visit: https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/academics/ma/index.html.