Become a changemaker and build skills to steer nonprofit organizations around, foster resilience, and alleviate poverty in communities around the world.
Put your knowledge into practice to advance society, whether close to home or around the globe. Prior to graduation, you’ll also complete a 300-hour internship at an approved site.
Whether you’re passionate about alleviating world hunger, advocating for human rights, or advancing gender equity, you’ll have the versatile and practical skills to help communities prosper around the globe.
As a major in nongovernmental organizations and civil society, you’ll gain deep insight into the role of NGOs in international development. You’ll also complete a set of required degree courses, which are outlined in the MID plan of study.View MID plan of study
Trace the historic origins and contemporary expressions of philanthropy to understand the multiple dimensions of the growing and increasingly global source of capital and innovation in the nonprofit sector. You’ll become familiar with who gives, why they give, and how they structure their philanthropy, as well as different strategies and new approaches for fundraising.
Nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations are a part of what is generally referred to as civil society. You’ll gain introductory knowledge about leadership, management, and policy-making in nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.
Critically examine how development processes affect women, men, and gender relations. In doing so, you’ll aim to contribute to an ongoing discussion on the meaning and operationalization of inclusive and equitable development.
Work side by side with faculty who have dedicated their careers to furthering the missions of NGOs and their ability to bring about change.View All Faculty
An authority on gender equality, Finkel’s current research focuses on politics of public sector employment and opportunities for women.Learn More
With 13 years experience working as a policy analyst for several NGOs, Nelson brings a wealth of real-world knowledge to issues of international development.Learn More
Themundo is an expert in how nonprofit organizations and NGOs are managed, as well as in civil society and public affairs.Learn More
Gain experience in research, teaching, and public service dedicated to nongovernmental organizations and their role in improving society.View all