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Nonprofit Management

Columbia University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
18 months
2266 USD/credit
2266 USD/credit
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The Nonprofit Management program from Columbia University prepares graduates for leadership roles within mission-driven organizations in a wide variety of contexts, including global and community nonprofits, foundations, education, healthcare, the arts, or as fundraising and development experts.  

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The Nonprofit Management program from Columbia University  reflects the growth and increased sophistication of the nonprofit sector, as well as the need for nonprofit organizations to demonstrate impact more effectively. 

Students become conversant with new technologies, digital media, and data analytics, as well as public-private partnerships, which are being deployed to help solve some of the most intractable problems across the globe.

Program Features Include

  • An innovative curriculum taught by distinguished scholar-practitioners who are experts  in their fields.
  • An emphasis across the curriculum on public-private partnerships, cutting-edge technology, ethics, and international aspects of the field.
  • A highly flexible format in which students can move between in-person and online learning modalities.
  • An in-depth Capstone Project wherein each student partners with an actual 501c3 to solve real-world challenges facing the organization and the sector.
  • Access to the mission-driven community locally, nationally, and globally, including the thriving international nonprofit community based in New York City.
  • Faculty and alumni who are connected to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and provide academic and career advisement as well as opportunities for networking and employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Role and Unique Nature of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Nonprofit Governance
  • Fundraising Fundamentals for Nonprofits
  • Communications & Marketing for Nonprofits
  • Managing the Mission-based Organization
  • Data Analytics/Metrics in the Nonprofit Sector

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (750 words maximum)
  • Supplemental essay (300 words maximum)
  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, GMAT, or LSAT
  • Video Essay
  • An Admissions Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2266 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2266 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    2266 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2266 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.


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Nonprofit Management
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