Application portal for Summer 2019 intake is now open
The application deadline for Summer 2019 is January 15, 2019.
Please see the following link to apply for our Programs and how to apply: http://carleton.ca/mpnl/admissions/
The Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) is a 6.5 credit degree which consists of 11 courses (worth 0.5 credits each) plus a ‘capstone’ research project completed in the second fall term that integrates the learning and applies it to a practical issue (worth 1.0 credits).
You will acquire a foundational knowledge of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership through seven required courses. You may then tailor the program to your own interests in selecting your four required elective courses (0.5 credit weight each). You may also take courses that provide knowledge of a policy field (such as health or education) or the international context.
The Diploma in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (DPNL) is a 3 credit program which consists of 6 courses: two required courses and four electives (all worth 0.5 credits each).
Both the MPNL and the DPNL programs will start with the on-campus 2 week Summer Institute. Part time students can take a maximum of 2 courses per term, and full time students can take up to 5 courses per term.
For full program details, please click on the Graduate Calendar button.
PANL 5010 (1.0 Credit) Capstone Project
Undertaken during the (second) fall term, a team of students will be assigned to work with a community partner (a philanthropic or nonprofit organization, social enterprise, government department or corporation that works with this sector) on an issue of relevance to the organization or sector as a whole, under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. It culminates in a 50-page (or equivalent) analytical paper, and the team is expected to present their research findings to the host. In the winter term, the PNL Administrator will contact students to arrange teams and community partners, arrange learning agreements and begin the ethics review application process (if needed).
The program has a large database of community partners for practicum / capstone opportunities. In addition, students are welcome to suggest an organization to the PNL Graduate Administrator for consideration.
PANL 5009 The Professional Development Practicum (PDP)
This is an elective option that could count as one of your four required elective courses, and is a one term placement with a community partner involving approximately 7-10 hours a week during the fall or winter terms. It gives students an opportunity to gain professional experience in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector by working closely with a host community partner on a project that is of value to the host and a learning experience for the student. It culminates in a 15-20 page analytical paper (or equivalent) to be assessed by the PNL Graduate Supervisor, and assigned a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. Please contact the PNL Graduate Administrator early in the term before you wish to undertake a placement to identify a suitable placement and arrange a learning agreement with the host.
The semester before you wish to undertake a PDP contact the PNL Graduate Administrator for placement possibilities. The program has a large database of community partners for practicums/capstone opportunities. In addition, the students are welcome to suggest an organization to the PNL Graduate Administrator for consideration.