M.A. in Philanthropic Studies

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A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required with a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (on a scale of 4.0), and a minimum 3.0 average in your major field. Applicants with a grade point average below 3.0 may still be considered for admission based on the strength of the other portions of the application.

Three letters of recommendation to the admissions committee are required.

You’ll need to write a short 500-word essay answering one of three questions.

1. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to understanding philanthropy and improving its practice. Describe how you expect your education with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to further your professional and personal goals.

2. Describe your research and/or professional goals. Why is the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy the best fit to help you achieve your goals?

3. What is a significant challenge in philanthropy today that interests you? How do you see yourself addressing this challenge and how will your education with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy benefit you in doing so?

The GRE requirement is currently waived due to COVID-19.