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Nonprofit Management and Leadership

12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (MA NML) at the University of Georgia — formerly the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations (MNPO) — is an advanced professional degree for those desiring careers as leaders of nonprofit organizations.


The nonprofit sector in the United States is enormous. According to the National Council on Nonprofits, it comprises approximately six percent of the U.S. GDP, with nearly 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations that attract a quarter of the adult population as volunteers. As the sector continues to grow, managers with diverse experiences and skills are increasingly in demand.

About this Nonprofit Management and Leadership Degree at the University of Georgia

The curriculum includes 33 total credits of coursework and internships covering a range of fundamental topics including fundraising, financial administration, volunteer management, grant proposal writing and fundamental theories regarding the role of nonprofit in society. Electives can be taken across campus and internships are located in Athens, throughout Georgia, across the U.S. and globally. Knowledge acquired is scalable from small to large organizations, and applies to a wide spectrum of interests and areas, including but not limited to community services, social welfare, environmental advocacy, faith-based charity, sports and recreation, education and the arts.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Evaluation of Professional Practice
  • Fundraising & Development for NP Organizations 
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Grant Proposal Writing for Nonprofit Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply to the UGA Graduate School online
  • Resume/CV
  • Goals Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Prospective students should have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Entrance test scores (GRE, MAT, GMAT) are not required for admission unless the applicant deems they are instrumental in demonstrating academic promise. International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS language proficiency scores as required by the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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    24676 USD/year
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  • National

    24676 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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