Social Entrepreneurship Concentration

Social entrepreneurship involves the application of innovative ideas to assist others in need (such as refugees, the homeless, or abandoned children). If you have a drive to improve our society while earning a living in an occupation that attempts to help people, then this degree may be for you. The MPS in Social Entrepreneurship teaches practical skills that allow one to start a nonprofit or work within a nonprofit.  All courses are available through the Virtual College.  Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admission.  Requirements include a 3.2 undergraduate GPA and submission of a one page essay on the question. “For what reasons do you want to pursue the Social Entrepreneurship concentration in the MPS?”


CORE (9 Credit Hours)

  • SOC 665 Social Entrepreneurship (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 621 Advanced Sociological Research (3 Credit Hours)*^
  • SOC 673 Program Development and Evaluation (3 Credit Hours)*

MAJOR (12 Credit Hours)

  • SOC 670 Grant Proposal Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 679 Community Theory and Development (3 Credit Hours)*
  • SOC 680 Nonprofit Organization (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 681 NGOs: Global Social Innovation (3 Credit Hours)

COGNATES (6 Credit hours selected in consultation with your advisor)

  • POLS 616 Public Personnel Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 640 Principles of Civic Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 650 Principles of Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 802 Management and Marketing Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 804 Information Literacy (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 674 Independent Study in Sociology (research on existing nonprofits) (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 675 Seminar in Sociology: Nonprofit Consulting (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 676 Apprenticeship in Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 677 Internship in Sociology (3 Credit Hours)


  • SOC 874 Independent Study in Sociology: Culminating Experience (3 Credit Hours)

* courses taken as an undergraduate at FHSU may not be repeated at the graduate level.  Please contact Dr. Campbell for acceptable substitution courses for your program of study to fulfill this program requirement.  

^ Students should complete an undergraduate social/behavioral basic research methods course before enrolling in SOC 621.

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