Music AB/Nonprofit Management and Leadership MA(non-thesis)

Students combining skills in the area of Nonprofit Management and Music will be prepared to assume management positions with nonprofit theaters and similar music venues.

Admission to Program

Interested Music Performance students will submit a School of Music application form (available in the Music Advising Office, 324C Music Bldg.) for the dual degree pathway. Submit this form to Molly Stanley (324C Music Bldg. or prior to the midpoint of fall semester of 3rd year.

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 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.

MNML 7060 (3 credit hours)
MNML 7226 (3 credit hours)
MNML 7237 (3 credit hours)
Graduate Core Elective (3 credit hours)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Apply to the UGA Graduate School using the online application. The Website contains requirements and fees.

- Resume/CV detailing work, education, professional and volunteer experience.

- 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 MA 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 of recommendation (one academic and two from employment supervisor or other director/mentor).

- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Brandon Craswell
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3737
  • Address: 0459 Music Building

Undergraduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

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: 121 Social Work Building

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Anthony Mallon
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-5467
  • Address: 125 Social Work Building