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 A.B. 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 the junior year.

In addition to the music application form, the following documents should be sent via email to Dr. Tony Mallon, Director, Institute for Nonprofit Organizations, at Note: The following three steps require the student to have early contact with the Music academic advisor and a professor of a course in which the student is currently enrolled.

1. Undergraduate Music Advisor: (send to Dr. Tony Mallon,
• A statement verifying that the student is in progress or has completed at least 60 credit hours and has an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.20.
2. Student: (send to Dr. Tony Mallon,
• An unofficial copy of your ACT or SAT score report.
• A brief letter of interest outlining why you are interested in gaining admission to the MA NML / Music Double Dawgs pathway and why you believe you are capable of taking graduate level courses. Also, indicate how the MA NML degree fits into your career goals.
3. Current Professor: (send to Dr. Tony Mallon,
• A brief statement commenting on the student’s academic capacity to succeed in graduate level courses.

Questions concerning MA Nonprofit Management & Leadership? Call 706-542-5461 or email

Questions concerning AB Music & the Double Dawgs pathway? Contact Molly Stanley,


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: Kathryn Farlowe
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-5461
  • Address: 133 Social Work Building

Additional Advising Contact

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