The Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree (MPNL) from Carleton University is designed for both full-time students who aspire to be change-makers in this field as well as for experienced professionals studying part-time for professional development.
The program begins in July with an intensive summer institute and may be taken at a distance in a hybrid format or on campus. We also offer a shorter graduate diploma geared at working professionals and a professional entry master’s with reduced program requirements for those who qualify.
Graduates of the MPNL program will be innovators, leaders and makers of social change. Students can tailor the program for leadership positions in nonprofits, charities and social enterprises; advocacy organizations and international NGOs; grantmaking foundations; resource development and fundraising in universities, hospital foundations and other nonprofits; governments that develop policy or collaborate in service delivery with the nonprofit sector; and financial institutions and other corporations working on corporate social responsibility and impact investing.
- Policy and Legal Environment
- Finances for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector
- Governance and Leadership
- Organizational Development
- Research Methods
- 20 months
- 40 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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- A bachelor’s degree, with a wide variety of disciplines with an average of B+ or higher. Mid-career applicants with a minimum of seven years working experience in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector will also be considered.
International18463 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 20 months.
National6657 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 20 months.
Living costs for Ottawa
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.