About this course
The Master of Nonprofit Studies (MNPS) offers an advanced level of knowledge and leadership development for nonprofit managers, for those seeking to transition from positions in the corporate sector and for those who seek to lead or establish a nonprofit organization.
The master’s degree requires five core courses, four elective courses and an integrative seminar.
The core courses provide a thorough understanding of the nonprofit sector and address key aspects of nonprofit leadership and management.
The elective courses offer an opportunity to specialize on a focused nonprofit function, including social entrepreneurship and program evaluation combined with mission alignment.
The program culminates with the integrative seminar, which addresses specific critical issues facing nonprofits, often through a community-based, hands-on learning project.
Students seeking admission to the Master of Nonprofit Studies or the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies must have the following (in addition to the admission requirements for all graduate programs):
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or international equivalent)
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all college or university academic work attempted
- Successful interview with the program chair or designee
The three letters of recommendation should include a recommender who can attest to the candidate’s academic ability and potential as a graduate student and from supervisors who can attest to the candidate’s demonstrated leadership ability. At least one of the recommendations should come from a nonprofit perspective.