Philanthropic Studies

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Certificate
Indiana University Degree


Make your passion into your profession with a degree from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the first school of its kind in the world. Doors will open for you when you graduate, whether you're interested in a career with a nonprofit organization or in graduate school. As a student, you will:

* Prepare to be a dynamic, innovative and reflective leader in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector

* Gain broad insights and practical skills about philanthropy and explore interactions between the public, private and nonprofit sectors

* Engage in groundbreaking research on philanthropy.


The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is globally recognized as the first of its kind. School faculty and staff train and empower students and practitioners by studying and teaching the social, cultural, political, and economic roles played by philanthropic organizations. Our MA and Graduate Certificate can be completed 100% on-campus, 100% on-line, or through a hybrid model.

Explore Careers With This Program

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Possible paths to this career:

Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.