Social Entrepreneurship for Consumer Well-Being BSFCS/Nonprofit Management and Leadership MA (non-thesis)

The joint B.S.—Social Entrepreneurship in Consumer Well-Being/M.A.—Nonprofit Management and Leadership is designed to train and equip highly motivated students in the process, skills, and knowledge they require to shine the light and solve the riddle for a variety of wicked, interdisciplinary consumer problems in society.

Admission to Program

To be considered for admission to the pathway, students must submit the following documentation by March 15th of their second year:

1. A statement of purpose 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 commenting on the student’s academic capacity to succeed in graduate level coursework

3. A letter from the Undergraduate Advising Contact approving the student to apply to the pathway. This letter 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 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 3.2

2. 60 credit hours completed or in progress at time of application


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

Six (6) of the 12 credit hours of graduate coursework taken to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements must be MNML courses. The remaining 6 credit hours may come from the FHCE course options.

MNML 7237, 3 – Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations (required)

MNML 7060, 3 – Fundraising & Development for NP Organizations
MNML 7226, 3– Evaluation of Professional Practice
MNML 7320, 3 – Managing Volunteers
MNML 7445, 3– Nonprofit Financial Management
MNML 7957, 3 – Grant Proposal Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
FHCE 6000, 3 – Evidence-based Strategy
FHCE 7050, 3– Evidence-based Innovation
FHCE 7150, 3– Evidence-based Policy
FHCE 7270, 3 - Data for Consumer Analytics

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students must submit the following to be considered for admission:

An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

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?

- 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 (e.g., environment, arts, human services) as well as process (e.g., grant writing, program evaluation, program management and administration).

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.

c. Submitted online via the Graduate School admissions web site.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ahmaud Templeton
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-4847
  • Address: 107 Dawson Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Social Entrepreneurship for Consumer Well-Being B.S.F.C.S.
  • Department/College: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Ahmaud Templeton
  • Email:
  • Phone: 7065424847
  • Address: 107 Dawson Hall

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jessica Davis
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2328
  • Address: 133 School of Social Work