The application system is now open for Summer 2020.

The deadline for completed applications for Summer 2020 will be January 15, 2020 to be considered for funding.
The portal remains open until April 1st and applications received after the January 15 deadline will be considered for admission and funding if space and funds remain.

The Summer Institute dates for 2020 are:  July 13 to July 24th, 2020, with a mandatory orientation the afternoon of Sunday, July 12th.

 Applicants must normally have a four year undergraduate or post-graduate degree (or equivalent) with an average of B+ or higher. The level of academic performance and potential as revealed through the degree is more important than the discipline. Indeed, students enter the program from a wide variety of backgrounds in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.

The School also considers mid-career applicants who do not satisfy this degree requirement, but who have demonstrated professional excellence over at least seven years in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector. Such applicants may use their high achievement in several designated university courses as evidence of their academic potential or in addition may cite their work experience in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector. These university courses and the professional experience are determined on an individual basis in consultation with the program Supervisor. Contact the School for details.

Students whose first language is not English, or who have not completed a previous degree at an English speaking university, must demonstrate an adequate command of English by attaining, at least: a TOEFL score of 580 written, or 237 CBT (computer-based test) or 86 IBT (internet-based test) with a minimum score in each component (22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 20 in reading, and 20 in listening); or a CAEL score of 70; or an IELTS score of 7.0.

Students may receive advanced standing with transfer of credit for up to 1.0 credit. Advanced standing will be considered only for core courses. It will be determined on an individual basis in consultation with the MPNL Supervisor and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, pursuant to Section 6.1 of the General Regulations section of this Calendar. In general, a grade of B+ or higher is necessary in the equivalent courses in order to receive advanced standing.

For application checklists and instructions on how to apply, please visit How to Apply.