12 months
1200 USD/credit 43200 USD/year
1200 USD/credit 43200 USD/year
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The Master of Nonprofit Administration at University of San Francisco prioritizes experiential learning, social enterprise and sustainable international development.


The University of San Francisco Nonprofit Administration degree program draws from key partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, foundations and entrepreneurs involved in international development and global engagement. 

The curriculum combines practical, hands-on and real-world organizational projects with innovative methods, approaches, and tools in social, environmental and economic impact assessment.

Graduates with Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco will be able to:

  • Develop nonprofit sector knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the past, present, and future trends of the nonprofit sector across organizations, policies, and sectors in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Develop social sector values: Demonstrate strategic, appreciative, and critical thinking to articulate and discern social sector values for the promotion of just, inclusive, prosperous, responsible, and sustainable communities.
  • Apply nonprofit management competencies: Apply principles and approaches of nonprofit management to problem-solve using strategic planning, board governance, resource development, financial administration, human resource management, legal compliance, nonprofit marketing, program evaluation, policy and advocacy.
  • Apply systemic solutions: Apply nonprofit management skills and leadership competencies for the promotion of cross-sector collaborations, social value creation, and systemic solutions.
  • Integrate nonprofit ethical leadership: Demonstrate ethical leadership capacity and ethical reasoning for nonprofit leadership, global responsibility, social accountability, and ethical decision-making.
  • Integrate social impact analysis: Demonstrate evaluative capacity benefiting organizational development, organizational learning, organizational effectiveness, and organizational sustainability for social impact and social innovation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nonprofit Ethical Leadership
  • Nonprofit Strategic Governance
  • Nonprofit Fundraising & Philanthropy 
  • Nonprofit Finance & Accountability 
  • Nonprofit Marketing & Communication 
  • Social Impact Analysis 
  • Nonprofit Data Analysis 
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Humanitarian Emergency Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Admission is rolling. Applications received after final deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcript(s) –Upload copies of transcripts from each accredited college or university attended to the online application.
  • Résumé
  • Letters of Recommendation –Two letters of recommendation are required
  • Statement of Purpose or Essay
  • Self-Evaluation (Optional)
  • Interview
  • Two years of work experience preferred for part-time program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 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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