Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Lynchburg College

24 months
540 USD/credit
540 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Nonprofit Leadership Studies program offered by Lynchburg College will prepare existing or aspiring nonprofit practitioners to use leadership and management tools to create high-performing nonprofit organizations.


The Nonprofit Leadership Studies 30-credit hour program offered by Lynchburg College features:

Curriculum focused on applied learning – transfer of knowledge from theory to practice.

Executive format:
  • two courses per semester will be offered on-campus for four designated weekends  per semester (fall and spring for two years)
  • weekend format will include Fridays 1-9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for fall and spring semesters
  • one summer course will be taught each year – meeting for three designated weekends on Fridays 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • online courses are offered for students who want to complete the program in as little as one year

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Leadership 
  • History and Foundation of Nonprofits and Management
  • Strategic Communications and Public Relations
  • Change and Organizing in the Community
  • Nonprofit Finance
  • Leadership Research, Evaluation, and Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements international

  • An online graduate degree-seeking application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay (300-500 words)
  • Financial Resources Verification
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Appropriate test scores
  • Official transcripts

Admission requirements national

  • Online or downloadable paper master’s degree application.
  • Official transcript documenting receipt of a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, and any other transcripts reflecting relevant college work.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic performance and/or work experience.
  • $30 non-refundable application fee (not applied toward college expenses). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    540 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    540 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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