College of Law > Academics > Joint Degree Programs > JD/MNM in Nonprofit Management
The JD/MNM Master of Nonprofit Management with the College of Liberal Arts & Social Science (LAS) prepares students interested in nonprofit management to serve the common good and advance a just society. The MNM builds competencies in leadership, management, ethics and advocacy, reflecting the areas of study important to today's nonprofit professional. Integrating best practices in nonprofit management with DePaul's rich, globally focused curriculum, the MNM degree was designed specifically to correspond with the curriculum goals of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). This program prepares law students who would like to use their JD in service to nonprofit organizations.
To be accepted to the joint degree program, students must complete at least 29 credits in the College of Law with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. They apply to the LAS graduate program after their first semester in law school.
Traditional JD students must complete 86 credit hours to graduate from the College of Law. However, under a joint degree program, a student earns the JD degree after completing a minimum of 76 credit hours. The College of Law applies up to 10 credits toward the JD degree for work completed in the other graduate degree program. Traditional international studies students must complete 48 credit hours to receive the MA degree. However, under the joint degree program, you are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours. The Graduate College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences will accept up to 12 hours of credit for work completed in the College of Law. A joint degree student may not receive credit for courses that create a redundancy in coursework.
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