New master's in Philanthropy and Development to begin
Feb. 19, 2014
A new Master of Arts degree program in Philanthropy and Development will begin
The 25-month course of study will combine two-week summer immersion experiences
on campus with online coursework to be completed in the fall and spring semesters.
Dr. Maranah Sauter, Associate Provost, said the new program will fill a need.
"There are only four or five master's degrees in philanthropy and development
in the country, and none in the Southeast," she said. "Service, excellence and
diversity are emphasized and learning opportunities are built into the program
in keeping with (our) mission."
The program prepares leaders and administrators in the fields of major gifts,
campaigns, planned giving, annual fund and utilization of new and social media
Additional coursework in contemporary and historical philanthropic issues, ethics,
research and leadership will equip students for advancement within the world of
Will Jones, Vice President for External Relations, said philanthropy involves
voluntary action for the common good, and development revolves around fundraising.
"It is important for our students to understand what philanthropy is and to be
able to articulate how philanthropy and fundraising intersect," he said.
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