All courses are available to be taken in person, via the Internet, or a combination of the two approaches.
The M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership Studies totals 36 semester hours. The core course content focuses on the full range of organizational leadership roles and management functions central to the successful pursuit of the public good missions across the nonprofit sector. They include but are not limited to organizational development and strategic planning, human resource development (staff and volunteer), financial resource development, legal issues and advocacy, and innovation and social change strategies. The 24 core course credit hours provide a dynamic foundation of information and skills for anyone aspiring to more effective nonprofit sector leadership. Twelve hours of elective courses will be chosen as a Concentration Area to deepen the individual's knowledge and skills in a focused area of nonprofit organization leadership and development. With approval of the academic advisor, a Customized Concentration Area can be developed with a set of electives selected to complement specific career goals. A leadership Development Concentration Area is available in the Human Development & Leadership Master's Degree Program (HDL). During the final semester of coursework, a comprehensive examination will be required to complete the program of study
The M.S in Nonprofit Leadership Studies will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a successful career in the nonprofit sector. Careers in the nonprofit sector include:
- Director of Development/Fundraiser
- Program officer
- Community outreach
- Event coordinator
- Marketing director
- The Nonprofit Sector and Civil Society
- Seminar on Nonprofit Organizations
- Financial Resource Management and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
- Nonprofit Organization Development, Management, and Leadership
- Policy, Legal Issues, and Advocacy for Social Change in Nonprofit Organizations
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Seminar on Leadership Development
- Methods of Research
- Leading and Developing Others
- Leading Organizations—Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Assessment and Application of Leadership Research
- Contemporary Issues in Leadership Development Seminar
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- StartingApply anytime.
- Fully structured
- Continuous support with feedback on request
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership View 1497 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United States
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum GPA of 2.25 for possible conditional admission
- Approval of academic department (Admissions submits documents to the department.)
- GMAT or GRE is required
International800 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National800 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State544 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 544 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
- Regional (per hour) - $544
Scholarships:Academic achievement scholarships:
- 1. only for incoming freshmen
- 2. awarded at time of admission
- 3. awarded first-come, first-serve basis
- 1. requires students to complete the MSU Scholarship Application
- 2. awarded after January 15 application deadline
- 3. students must apply every year via my Gate, on the Financial Aid tab.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Federal Teach Grant
- State Grant
- Federal Direct Parent PLUS
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate and Professional Students
- Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Nursing Loan
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.