SPEA Connect creates opportunities for public affairs and nonprofit professionals in a way unrivaled by other highly ranked graduate schools. Our programs cater to experienced professionals who cannot enroll in our residential program—whether because they are tied to their current job, juggling multiple responsibilities, or deployed overseas. We believe you should be able to enhance your career through the same nationally-ranked programs offered on campus.
Where passion becomes expertise
Serve the public good
The scope of the nonprofit sector is broader and more diverse than ever, encompassing organizations ranging from arts enterprises to nationally recognized think tanks and multibillion-dollar global foundations. The nonprofit curriculum at SPEA addresses the features and practices of all types of nonprofit organizations - from traditional aspects such as fundraising and community service to the latest trends such as social entrepreneurship and socially responsible investing. It also emphasizes management techniques and trends that can be key to success for many nonprofit leaders. As a result, you'll be prepared for leadership in positions in the nonprofit sector, in government agencies that deal extensively with nonprofits, or in philanthropy.
Designed to meet your needs
Whether you want to pursue a Master of Public Affairs with a focus in nonprofit management, or our graduate certificate in the field, choose SPEA Connect's online programs, and:
- Learn from accomplished faculty members, who are leading researchers, practitioners, and teachers.
- Surround yourself with passionate and innovative classmates who are dedicated to serving society.
- Develop problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills in a variety of disciplines.
Top rank, top value
Value is important whether you’re studying online or on campus. SPEA Connect’s reasonable tuition and financial aid enable all of our students to receive a highly regarded education at an affordable price.
SPEA Connect also recognizes the valuable contributions that experienced professionals bring to the online classroom. MPA students can receive credit for 3 to 6 hours of course work for prior professional experience (PPE). That can translate to tuition savings of more than $3,500 for Indiana residents or $7,000 for nonresidents.