NPL/MA in Jewish Communal Service

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL)/MA in Jewish Communal Service is a unique program designed to prepare students for careers in Jewish Communal Service. Students enrolled in the certificate program can earn both a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Jewish Communal Services from Gratz College.

General Course of Study

On its own, the NPL is a ten course unit (CU) degree, consisting of four NPL core CUs, four NPL elective CUs, and two Penn elective CUs. On its own, the MA in Jewish Communal Service is a twelve-course program. When students complete the NPL/MA in Jewish Communal Service certificate program, two Gratz CUs are applied to the NPL program as electives, allowing students to complete both programs together in eighteen CUs. The NPL/MA program may be completed in five semesters. It is recommended that students begin the certificate program at Gratz College during the summer prior to the first semester at the University of Pennsylvania. Students must notify their academic advisors at both Penn and Gratz that they are completing this program, so that their course of study can be planned accordingly.

Full-time Course Grid

Summer 1:
3 courses at Gratz College (9 credits)

Fall 1:
2 NPL CUs
2 courses at Gratz (6 credits)

Spring 1:
2 NPL CUs
2 courses at Gratz (6 credits)

Summer 2:
2 NPL CUs
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Fall 2:
2 NPL CUs
2 courses at Gratz (6 credits)

Part-time Course Grid

Summer 1:
2 courses at Gratz College (6 credits)

Fall 1:
2 NPL CUs

Spring 1:
1 NPL CU
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Summer 2:
1 NPL CU
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Fall 2:
1 NPL CU
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Spring 2:
1 NPL CU
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Summer 3:
1 NPL CU
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Fall 3:
1 NPL CU
1 course at Gratz (3 credits)

Spring 3:
2 courses at Gratz (6 credits)

Finances

Students pay SP2 tuition, and receive any applicable financial aid awards, for eight CUs at the University of Pennsylvania. Students pay Gratz tuition, and receive any applicable financial aid awards, for ten courses at Gratz College.

Admissions

Applicants apply to both the NPL program at the University of Pennsylvania and the MA in Jewish Communal Services program at Gratz College. Separate applications are required for each program.

SP2 Admissions
Applicants adhere to the admissions criteria, deadline, and processes required for all NPL students. Learn more about applying to the NPL program.

Admissions Office
apply@sp2.upenn.edu
215.746.1934

Gratz College Admissions
Learn more about the Gratz MA in Jewish Communal Services and applying to the program.

Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-635-7300 x140

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