18 months
2428 USD/credit 58272 USD/year
2428 USD/credit 58272 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. Nonprofit Management Program at Columbia University will provide our students and alumni with the leading curriculum and professional credential in the nonprofit sector.


Our Nonprofit Management program at Columbia University shall be viewed as a locus of thought leadership and research on nonprofits and philanthropy, and one that is grounded in equity and inclusion considerations, which are crucial to our nonprofit sector and the communities we serve.

Key Features 

  • Our graduates will possess a grounding in the major management skills needed for this unique sector and the analytical framework to understand contemporary policy issues, leadership challenges, and ethical considerations.

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 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency
  • International students must fulfill visa requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    58272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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