Dance AB/Nonprofit Management and Leadership MA

The joint A.B. in Dance/M.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is designed to train highly motivated students in the artistic, critical, and administrative skills and sensibilities needed for successful careers in the management, administration, and development of organizations centered around dance performance and training. We place a strong emphasis on using applied dance, theater and the arts to foster social change and to serve communities in the nonprofit sector. Our students will be the future nonprofit dance performance organization leaders and entrepreneurs.

Admission to Program

To be considered for admission to the pathway, students must submit the following documentation by October 15th of 3rd year:

1. A statement of purpose – a statement outlining the reason the student is seeking admission to the program, including future career/professional goals and why they are capable of taking graduate level courses
2. A recommendation letter from a current professor – a brief statement commenting on the student’s academic capacity to succeed in graduate level coursework
3. An approval letter from the Undergraduate Advising Contact – a statement approving the student to apply to the pathway; must be written by the individual listed under Undergraduate Advising Contact on this page (note that this may not be the same as the student’s undergraduate advisor)

Application documentation must be submitted as a single PDF by the student (from their UGA email account) and sent to the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations at nprofit@uga.edu. The subject line of the email should read ‘Double Dawg Pathway Application Materials.’

The minimum requirements for admission to the pathway are as follows:

1. overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
2. 60 credit hours completed or in progress at time of application

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students accepted to the Double Dawgs pathway in Dance A.B./Nonprofit and Management Leadership M.A. will enroll in the following courses during their 3rd and 4th years: MNML 7237 -Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations, a requirement for the Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.A. Students will also take MNML 7226 - Evaluation of Practice, DANC 6700 and THEA 7710S.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

N/A

Admission to Graduate Program

Students must submit the following to be considered for admission:

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 (M.A. NML)?
• What experiences, professional and/or personal, have led you to pursue the M.A. 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). The letters may be submitted one of three ways:
a. Via email. They 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.
b. Via mail directly to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program Office. The letter of recommendation may be mailed directly to the M.A. NML Program Office.
c. Submitted online via the Graduate School admissions web site.
Program Advisor

Name: Lisa Fusillo
Email: lfusillo@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-2338
Address: 263 Dance Building

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Undergraduate Major Information

Major: Dance A.B.
Department/College: Franklin

Advising Contact

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Email:
Phone:
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Graduate Major Information

Major: Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.A.
Department/College: Institute for Nonprofit Organizations

Advising Contact

Name: Anthony Mallon
Email: ajmallon@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-5467
Address: 125 School of Social Work

Program Advisor

  • Name: Lisa Fusillo
  • Email: lfusillo@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4415
  • Address: 263 Dance Building

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Dance A.B.
  • Department/College: Dance

Advising Contact

  • Name: Rebecca Gose
  • Email: renghaus@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4431
  • Address: 303 Dance Building

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Clint Taylor
  • Email: cftaylor@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4415
  • Address: 263 Dance Building

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.A.
  • Department/College: Institute for Nonprofit Organizations

Advising Contact

  • Name: Anthony Mallon
  • Email: ajmallon@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-5467
  • Address: 279 Williams St., Room 125

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Tara Lamb
  • Email: taralamb@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-5463
  • Address: 279 Williams St., Room 107