Toward doctoral education in nonprofit and philanthropic studies

Lisa Allison, Xiaolei Chen, Shawn T. Flanigan, Joyce Keyes-Williams, Triparna S. Vasavada, Judith R. Saidel

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This article provides an overview of the current nature and state of doctoral education in nonprofit and philanthropic studies. Data regarding student interests and demand for courses was gathered using surveys of faculty members and PhD students. A systematic journal database search was conducted to better understand what disciplines engage in research on nonprofit organizations and voluntary action. Arguing that theory-based, doctoral-level education in the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies is needed by academia and sought after by doctoral students, a framework for meeting the educational needs of the field's future scholars is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51S-63S
JournalNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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