12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nonprofit Management and Leadership program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to be successful in managing and leading nonprofit sector organizations.


Courses of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee address the full range of skills needed to serve nonprofit organizations effectively, including financial management, resource development, governance, organizational leadership, and program planning and accountability. Both students and instructors in the program include experienced professionals representing a full spectrum of nonprofit organizations.

Who is this program for

Candidates for the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee may be:

  • Nonprofit professionals seeking to advance their careers;
  • Other professionals preparing to transition into the nonprofit sector as part of a career change;
  • Graduate students seeking to add a nonprofit focus to their other graduate studies; or
  • Recent college graduates just beginning their nonprofit careers.

To accommodate working professionals, classes meet one night weekly during the fall or spring semesters or twice weekly during the summer. The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is a 39-credit program that may be completed in two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. In addition to academic coursework, students may gain important experience in supervised fieldwork and applied research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Decision-Making Methods for Nonprofit and Public Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling admissions


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic ability and/or professional achievements.
  • Scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • For those students whose native language is not English, minimum TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 550 PBT or 79 iBT or minimum IELTS score (International English Language Testing System) of 6.5.
  • Each student’s academic preparation is evaluated at the time of application. A personal interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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