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Master of Nonprofit Management Celebrates Its First Decade

When the Master's in Nonprofit Management (MANPM) program was approved and created here at UHD it was somewhat of an anomaly, both within the UH System and beyond. At that time, many degree programs around the country connected nonprofit management to public administration and public affairs programs, but nonprofit management as a discipline unto itself was almost completely new in the U.S.

As the program celebrates its 10th anniversary, it's clear that is has been a tremendous success, as it consistently ranks among the top five nonprofit graduate programs in the country, earning distinction as one of the best online MANPM programs, and even coming in at third in the national rankings of the most affordable.

The celebratory luncheon on Feb. 29 featured Dr. Bob Sanborn as emcee, as well as a panel of both faculty and alumni. Too, the event was sponsored by several prominent organizations like You Discover Math, Catholic Charities, Children at Risk, and the Houston Food Bank. 

You can read program degree requirements, course descriptions, and alumni testimonials here.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.