Growth in the nonprofit sector continues to outpace the rest of the economy, creating a variety of new management opportunities.

In this program, you will explore effective ways to:

  • Broaden your perspective of nonprofit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework.
  • Quickly take charge of your career and develop the skill set required to lead a nonprofit organization.
  • Discover ways to have a far-reaching impact on your community.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017

Duration: 24 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

Choose from our General Program or 4 different specializations:

  • Global Leadership
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
  • Self-Designed

Learning Outcomes

The MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program blends academic theory with hands-on experience so you can explore and learn how to apply appropriate strategies within the nonprofit sector. Course topics include:

  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Board Governance and Volunteer Management
  • Applied Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Resource Development

More about our MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program

  • Career Options

    The MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership can prepare you for a range of nonprofit managerial careers, including:*

    • Policy analyst
    • Director of policy
    • Government relations officer
    • Program director
    • Director of development
    • Volunteer manager
    • Program manager
    • Program specialist

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Walden?

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Learn From Experts

    Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders in their industries.



“Walden is a unique platform of education. They have mastered the art of nontraditional education."

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate