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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Advance your career in this growing field.

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: January 8, 2018
Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

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Examine effective sustainability frameworks and models as well as approaches to effecting community change.

Explore how countries organize, regulate, and foster nongovernmental activities; how international intergovernmental organizations operate; and how representatives of these organizations can learn from, partner with, and work within organizations worldwide.

Examine planning processes, approaches, and policies that can help you address a variety of complex and interrelated issues involving multiple stakeholders.

Create your own learning experience and focus on nonprofit management and leadership theories, principles, and practices in an area that matches your specific goals and interests.

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

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.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

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

Seth Barnett

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

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate