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Nonprofit Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, VA,
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.

About

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.

The MNPS requires 30 hours of coursework. There is no thesis requirement. Coursework from the graduate certificate in NPS may be applied to the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
  • Financial Management and Budget Development
  • Law, Ethics and Governance
  • Resource Development and Promotion
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Assessment and Program Evaluation
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Pick an application and term in the grid and submit the appropriate online application with your fee ($35 undergraduate, $50 graduate)
  • Have original transcripts for ALL college-level work sent to the School. You may use the Transcript Request Form for non-UR transcripts
  • Make arrangements to submit required supporting materials. Requirements vary by program and are detailed in the online application
  • English Proficiency
  • Transcript and Mark Sheet Evaluation
  • The University of Richmond Office of International Education handles the process of procuring student visas. Student visas will be issued only AFTER an applicant has been admitted to a degree program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Richmond

  • 1071 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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