Philanthropy and Development Curriculum

The degree consists of 36 semester hours:

  • 24 hours earned on campus during three two-week summer immersion residency sessions
  • 12 hours earned online between summer immersion experiences

Progression

Summer I (8 credit hours) – a two-week on-campus residency
The program begins with a two-week residency on the beautiful and historic LaGrange College campus, one hour south of Atlanta. You'll join an intentionally small and professionally diverse cohort that will form your learning community during the course of the program.

Trends and Issues in Philanthropy and Development (2)
Foundations in Philanthropy and Development (2)
Annual Giving Concepts (2)
Marketing and Communication in Philanthropy and Development (2)

Fall Semester I (3 credit hours) – online learning
The Ethics of Philanthropy (2)
Focused Research I (1)

Spring Semester I (3 credit hours) – online learning
Legal Issues in Philanthropy and Development (2)
Focused Research II (1)

Summer II (8 credit hours) – a two-week on-campus residency
The President, The Board, and Strategic Planning (2)
Leadership and Role Development (2)
Planned Giving Basics (2)
Focused Research Seminar (2)

Fall Semester II (3 credit hours) – online learning
Fundraising Analytics (2)
Focused Research III (1)

Spring Semester II (3 credit hours) – online learning
Resources Management: Volunteers, Relationships, and Budgets (2)
Focused Research IV (1)

Summer III (8 credit hours) – a two-week on-campus residency
Contemporary Issues in Philanthropy and Development (2)
Major Gifts (2)
Campaign Strategies and Management (2)
Capstone Seminar (2)

For more information, email Fayedra Mumme at philanthropy@lagrange.edu
or apply here.