University of Oregon - Master of Nonprofit Management program

  • OR

About Us

Degree programs at University of Oregon PPPM Department include:

  • Master of Community & Regional Planning
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Nonprofit Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts in Planning, Public Policy & Management
  • Minor in Nonprofit Administration

Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon is concerned with the ways governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions address public problems. We explore the environmental, economic, and social characteristics of communities and regions, and how government and nonprofit organizations can more effectively advance the public benefit agenda.

The PPPM curriculum emphasizes problem-oriented courses, field-based learning, and interdisciplinary study. Students actively assist communities and public organizations in their quest to improve economic, social, and environmental conditions.

PPPM is highly multidisciplinary, and faculty members are internationally recognized scholars. Moreover, many of the faculty are deeply involved in public issues across the Pacific Northwest and internationally. We combine rigorous and practical coursework with experiential learning requirements, enabling students to build their skills as public and nonprofit leaders.