24 months
630 USD/credit 11340 USD/year
630 USD/credit 11340 USD/year
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The Master of Arts (M.A) in Nonprofit Administration at John Carroll University develops, educates and empowers students to excel in their nonprofit organization.


The program help you develop the tools you need to innovate as you serve your community or organization. The John Carroll University NPA experience, inspired by the Jesuit mission, provides personal attention from experienced faculty in an intimate class environment.

Your coursework is focused on leadership and team-building skills, ethical values and practices, financial and resource management models, and strategic planning procedures, among other practical tools. It is designed to accelerate your career and personal growth in the nonprofit world.

The John Carroll NPA program features courses from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the John and Mary Jo M. Boler School of Business. Classes are held in the evening from Monday through Thursday, with some scheduled for Saturday. You may elect to take summer courses in order to accelerate their program.

Why choose John Carroll?

The mission of the Nonprofit Administration program is to develop unapologetic social justice leaders. At JCU, you'll take evening classes with fellow working professionals from northeast Ohio and build your network as you collaborate on projects.

You'll also receive personal attention from experts who are full-time faculty and/or practitioners in the field and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills you can put into practice immediately. Learn beside the current generation of nonprofit professionals as they — and you — become the future leaders of our sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Overview Of Nonprofit Administration
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Internship In Nonprofit Administration 
  • Leadership And Management
  • Advocacy And Nonprofit Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts and Transcript Evaluation
  • Evaluation of English Proficiency: in addition to the standardized test requirement, students whose native language is not English must demonstrate the necessary level of proficiency in the English language.
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE): the GRE is required for all international students applying to the English program.
  • Statement of Financial Resources.
  • Copy of Photo Page of Passport.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 630 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 630 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for University Heights

1099 - 1813 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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