M.A. in Philanthropic Studies

Are you ready to change the world?

Bring change for the causes you believe in. Whether you’re passionate about the arts, social justice, education, or another important cause, you’ll benefit from a curriculum that explores the history, theory, and application of philanthropy in the United States.

Our master of arts program is available in-person, 100 percent online, or in a hybrid format. All formats provide opportunities to connect with a wide range of peers in meaningful ways. Your classmates and professors will serve as a network of guides, friends, and mentors that you’ll treasure for the rest of  your career. 

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Program length

Our program is flexible— you may choose how quickly you’d like to move through the program. Part-time students can finish their master’s degree in two to three years, while full-time students can finish in up to two years. 

Many of our master’s program students choose to start by earning a graduate certificate in philanthropic studies or philanthropic fundraising. These certificates take a year for a part-time student to complete.

Tuition and scholarships

We follow the pricing structure of Indiana University’s online graduate courses. Find out more about tuition and fees by using the IU Indianapolis Cost Calculator.

Fund your education with our dollar for dollar match of your AmeriCorps Segal Award, or launch your career with our graduate assistantships.

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