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Graduate Minors in Nonprofit Management, Professional Studies & Project Management

Goodwin College of Professional Studies offers graduate minors to students enrolled at the graduate level at Drexel University. Earning a graduate minor can help you broaden your academic and professional horizons and add valuable credentials to your degree. All programs are available fully online, giving you the flexibility you need to achieve your goals. Throughout your studies, you also receive the guidance of Goodwin advisors and instructors to help you succeed.

Graduate Minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sector

The graduate minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors complements what you are learning in your chosen field by adding skills in strategic planning, communication, fund development, stewardship, and campaign management—all of which are essential tools needed to effectively carry out and lead a nonprofits' mission. Whether you are studying health, business, law, entrepreneurship communication, education or data science, understanding the fundamentals of nonprofit management can help you lead in your industry.


The graduate minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors consists of four courses (12 credits). You may choose from the following list:

  • NPM 501: Foundations in Fundraising & Ethics (WINTER)
  • NPM 520: Writing for Nonprofits(FALL)
  • NPM 550: Stewardship & Donor Cultivation(SPRING)
  • NPM 645: Strategic Planning for Nonprofits(FALL)
  • NPM 670: Managing Effective Capital Campaigns (SPRING)

If you are interested in a graduate minor in Nonprofit Management please contact:

Tina Marie Coolidge
Associate Director
Goodwin Programs

Graduate Minor in Professional Studies

NOTE: Applications are no longer being accepted for this program.

The graduate minor in Professional Studies offers you a well-rounded course sequence designed to provide highly valued skills such as writing, communication, negotiation, ethics and critical thinking to complement a wide variety of graduate degrees and careers. Upon completion of the graduate minor in Professional Studies, you are prepared to communicate effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills that can help you relate to, collaborate with, and lead others in the workplace. You also develop a moral and ethical framework from which to effect change through productive communication, acts of negotiation and strategic thinking


The graduate minor in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors consists of four courses (12 credits):

  • PRST 501: Communication for Professionals (FALL)
  • PRST 503: Ethics for Professionals (WINTER)
  • PRST 655: The Art and Science of Influencing Others (SPRING)
  • PRST 640: Policy Analysis (SUMMER)

Graduate Minor in Project Management

This minor has moved to Drexel's LeBow College of Business.

Learn more at the LeBow website or contact:

Tina Lloyd
Program Manager
Graduate Office, LeBow College of Business