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                      Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies
                         The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Arts/Executive Master of Arts in Philanthropic
Studies. After you read these instructions, you can apply online to the program by
accessing the application form of the University Graduate School.

Dual Degree Options
To apply for the following dual degrees, you must apply to each program separately.
    Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies and Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit
      Management
    Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies and Master of Arts in Economics
    Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies and Master of Arts in History
    Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies and Master of Science in Nursing

Deadlines                                      Fall                           Spring
Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies        February 1*                    November 15

Executive Master of Arts
 In Philanthropic Studies                      February 1*

International Applicants                       January 1*

*February 1 [January 1 for international applicants] is a priority deadline for consideration for
departmental aid. We will continue to accept applications after February 1st on a space
available basis. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as
possible.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or have a bachelor’s degree from a non-U.S. institution, you
may use the online application. As an alternative, an international application can be
downloaded from the International Affairs’ website at
http://www.iupui.edu/~oia/admissions/. Copies of the international application are
also available from the Center on Philanthropy, or from the International Affairs Office,
Union Building 207, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 620 Union Drive,
Indianapolis, IN 46204 (telephone 317/274-7294). The deadline date for international
applications is January 1st.

Please use the checklist below as a guide in completing your application for admission.
All of your application materials, including GRE scores, transcripts, and
recommendations, need to be received by the Center on Philanthropy before your
application can be considered complete and reviewed for admission.

We appreciate your continued interest in our philanthropic studies programs and look
forward to receiving your application. In the meantime, if you have questions that any
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of us in the Academic Programs area can assist you with, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Follow Online Instructions

     The Application Fee
      A $45 non-refundable application fee is required. The application fee for
      international students is $55. If you are applying online, payment instructions
      require payment by credit card.

      The following information may be helpful to you as you complete application:

      Semester and year you plan to enroll:    (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, etc.)
      Campus:                                  IUPUI
      Department:                              Philanthropic Studies (PHST)
      Field within the program:
      Degree sought:                           M.A. in philanthropic studies

     Three recommendations are required.

      Forms are available in the online application and also through the Center on
      Philanthropy. If you are giving forms to your three recommenders, please fill in:

      The return address:        Director of Student Services
                                 The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
                                 550 West North Street, Suite 301
                                 Indianapolis, IN 46202-3272
      Your name:
      Degree sought:             e.g. - M.A. in philanthropic studies
      Your signature:            either waiving or not waiving your right to inspect the
                                 recommendation.

      If possible, at least two of the recommenders should be professors. If not,
      recommenders should be individuals who are familiar with your knowledge, skills,
      and abilities and how they relate to your potential to do scholarly work.

     300-500 Word Statement of Purpose regarding your current goals and plans for
      your professional career, explaining your reason for selecting philanthropic
      studies as your field of graduate study, and indicating why you are interested in
      attending Indiana University. This form is available in the online application.

     A current resume/curriculum vitae can be included in a section provided in the
      online application.
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    An Official Report of Scores for the Graduate Record Examination General Test is
     required. (NOTE: The GRE is not required for the Executive M.A. in Philanthropic
     Studies.)

     Please request Educational Testing Services to send your scores directly to us.
     Use “R1325” (Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis) as your
     institution code when requesting a location for the test to be sent. Be sure to
     initiate your request to have scores reported early enough that they will be
     received by the appropriate deadline date.

    Copy of all official transcript(s) of all previous college and university work. These
     must include an official transcript for each college and university attended. A
     bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required for
     admission. The transcripts should be mailed directly by the registrar to the
     Center on Philanthropy at the address above.

    A TOEFL score is required for those whose native language is not English.


ADMISSION CRITERIA

    Prior Academic Work
     A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required with a
     minimum of a 3.0 overall grade point average (on a scale of 4.0), and a
     minimum of a 3.0 average in your major field. Applicants with a grade point
     average below 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.

    Results of the Graduate Record Examination General Test
     Applicants are expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency on
     the GRE or a comparable proficiency test (i.e., GMAT, LSAT). Results from the
     Graduate Record Examination taken within the past five years are required. The
     Graduate School of Indiana University has established the following minimum
     criteria for GRE scores:
     ► 1,000 combined verbal and math

     Note: Applicants whose academic records fail to satisfy the GRE standards may
     be admitted to the program on a conditional basis, in which case their status will
     be reviewed after a fixed period of time to determine whether they may
     continue in the program.

    Recommendations
     Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate ability to
     successfully perform academic work. In selecting your recommenders, try to
     select those people who can best speak to indications of your ability to
     successfully do academic work. If a recommender is not in an academic
     environment, encourage him/her to assess your knowledge, skills, and abilities as
     they relate to your ability to do academic work.
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      Essay
       Preference will be given to those candidates whose goals and interests, broadly
       speaking, match those of the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies and its
       curriculum.


FINANCIAL AID

A number of fellowships, assistantships and scholarships are available to graduate
students in Philanthropic Studies. The entire MA application must be received by
February 1st to receive primary consideration for these awards.

(1)    Scholarships
       Several full tuition scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by the
       Center to incoming students.

(2)    Graduate Assistantships
       Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming
       students. Awardees receive tuition remission, and a stipend with a work
       requirement.

(3)    Hearst Fellowships
       Two Hearst Fellowships are available each year for minority students who have
       committed their lives to understanding the voluntary and philanthropic sector.
       Hearst Fellows are awarded a $9,000 stipend and a tuition scholarship. A
       statement of interest for the Hearst Fellowships as well as the completed MA
       application must be received by February 1st. Interested persons should
       contact the Center on Philanthropy for more information.

Loan programs and work programs are available to graduate students. Requirements
vary greatly, so interested students should contact the IUPUI Office of Student Financial
Aid concerning these programs. Other financial aid sources are the Guaranteed
Student Loan and the Plus Loan Programs. Information about and applications for
these programs are available from the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Aid,
Cavanaugh Hall, Room 103, telephone 317/274-4162. Financial aid is available for the
summer sessions, as well as for the fall and spring semesters. The priority deadline for all
applications is February 1st, but applications may be considered at other times.

Additional information on graduate fellowships and financial aid is included in the
Graduate School Bulletin.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Individuals whose applications are not complete may take a limited number of
graduate courses as graduate non-degree students before their applications are
complete. For information about admission and registration as a graduate non-degree
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student, contact the IUPUI Graduate Office, Union Building 203, 620 Union Drive,
Indianapolis, IN 46202, telephone 317/274-1577, Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 or
1:00 - 5:00.



         The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
                            550 West North Street, Suite 301
                              Indianapolis, IN 46202-3272
                                     317/274-4200
                                   FAX: 317/684-8900
                               email: maphil@iupui.edu
                             www.philanthropy.iupui.edu

				
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