Students may apply to the NPL and the ML programs simultaneously or they may apply to one program after admission to or matriculation in the other program fulfilling the application requirements for each degree program and indicating an interest in the NPL/ML. Upon acceptance to the NPL and ML programs the applicant will be admitted to the dual degree program.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Students enrolled in the NPL/ML dual degree will be primary at the school where they begin, either SP2 or Penn Carey Law, until they complete their primary program, at which time they would become primary in their remaining program. If a student applies to and enrolls in both programs simultaneously, the student will be NPL primary and tuition will be paid to SP2. Financial aid decisions are made independently by each school.
Proposed Course of Study
|1||NPL Core 1||1||-||Fall I|
|2||NPL Core 2||1||-||Fall I|
|3||NPL Elective 1||1||-||Fall I|
|4||NPL Elective 2||1||-||Fall I|
|5||NPL Outside Elective 1 from Law||1||1||Fall I||Selected from LAWM 5110, LAWM 5280, or LAWM 5290; Fulfills NPL Outside Elective|
|6||NPL Core 3||1||-||Spring I|
|7||NPL Core 4||1||-||Spring I|
|8||NPL Elective 3||1||1||Spring I||Selected from NPLD 5890 (1 CU), NPLD 5970 (1 CU), NPLD 7620 (1 CU), or NPLD 5800 (1 CU); Fulfills ML cross counting|
|9||NPL Elective 4||1||1||Spring I||Selected from NPLD 5890 (1 CU), NPLD 5970 (1 CU), NPLD 7620 (1 CU), or NPLD 5800 (1 CU); Fulfills ML cross counting|
|10||NPL Outside Elective 2 from Law||1||1||Spring I||Selected from LAWM 5110, LAWM 5280, or LAWM 5290; Fulfills NPL Outside Elective|
|11||LAWM core foundation||-||1||Fall II||Selected from LAWM 5110, LAWM 5280, or LAWM 5290|
|12||ML Elective||-||1||Fall II|
|13||JD Upper Level course||-||1||Fall II|
|14||ML Elective or JD course||-||1||Fall II|
NPL/LAW dual degree students will typically begin their practicum experience in their first year in the program. NPL/LAW students are required to participate in the summer practicum events. Please consult your NPL and LAW Academic Advisors for further guidance.
The Leadership Practicum is an integral part of the experiential learning for all NPL students, which builds upon core competencies and principles of leadership developed in the classroom. It consists of:
- a supervised mentoring and leadership development experience with either an executive director or senior level leader at a local, national, or international social impact organization;
- a partnership with the goal of understanding the organization and providing student support on various levels that can include strategic planning, succession planning, branding or marketing, development and philanthropy, or other targeted projects; and
- a commitment of a minimum of 250 hours of practicum time with the sponsoring organization (virtually, hybrid, or fully in-person) during the academic year beginning in September and ending in April.
Adam Roth-Saks, MSEd
Administrative Director, MS in Nonprofit Leadership
215 573 2390
Executive Director, Master in Law