Online Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

The Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM) degree is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the nonprofit sector. This online program provides an opportunity to obtain an advanced degree that addresses the unique character of nonprofit organizations and the social sector.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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The Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree gives professionals the chance to improve or add skills necessary to work in the nonprofit sector. Students of the Nonprofit Leadership and Management master's program will explore research, theory and the practice of leadership and management in the nonprofit sector.

Graduates with a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree gain leadership skills and knowledge in topics such as the management of human resources (both paid and volunteer), fundraising, program evaluation, fiscal management and governance in nonprofit organizations. Graduates of this online program gain enhanced recognition and credentials similar to students who have graduate degrees in administration or management. 

Graduates of this program can enter into careers in a number of specialties within nonprofit organizations such as nonprofit organization management, fundraising, program development, volunteer management and advocacy.

On average, students will complete the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree within approximately two years, but a shorter time frame is possible. The MNLM requires 33 credit hours. Students take 18 credits of required core courses and select 15 credits from elective courses. The final component of this degree program is a capstone course, which integrates and synthesizes material from prior courses.

Featured courses


NLM 510 The Nonprofit Sector


NLM 520 Financial and Resource Management


NLM 562 Social Entrepreneurship


NLM 565 Grant Writing in Nonprofit Organizations


NLM 620 Capstone: Integrative Seminar


Related careers

Graduates with a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list.

Fundraiser

Public relations manager

Social and community service manager

Entrepreneur

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

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Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community. 

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