Master Online

Public Administration in Nonprofit Management

Grand Canyon University

24 months
565 USD/credit 10735 USD/year
565 USD/credit 10735 USD/year
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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management prepares students for an impactful and meaningful career serving the public at large. This online program is designed for individuals desirous of finding employment in or currently working for nonprofit organizations.


Coursework focuses on the application of administrative skills in the areas of leadership, human capital development, policy and governance within a nonprofit environment. Students will be challenged to identify and provide solutions for today’s unique issues facing public and nonprofit-sector organizations.

As a Christian university, Grand Canyon University cultivates faith-integrated learning environments. Students will learn to become more than a nonprofit manager, but a public servant who’s skilled in and passionate about serving the public good. By attending a university with a Christian worldview, students learn how to work in an ethical, professional manner through the analysis of principles. This will prepare them to manage nonprofit operations with integrity, kindness, compassion and gratitude. This online nonprofit management degree program leads to a rewarding and diverse career path for current business professionals and those with a purpose to make a difference in the world.

Preparing for nonprofit management includes the study of administrative practices and how these influence an organization’s success within the dynamic nonprofit, public-sector community. A nonprofit serves as an organized group with the goal to serve the common good. Nonprofit organizations offer products and/or services and gather financial resources that are allocated to driving its mission forward and promoting fundraising, awareness or volunteer activities.

Success isn’t measured by solely and aggressively growing revenue; for nonprofits, success is determined by the results of an organization’s mission, how many people were helped, the effect on the underprivileged or disadvantaged and upholding goodwill initiatives.


Potential nonprofit sector career opportunities for those with a Public Administration in Nonprofit Management degree may include:

  • Public relations manager
  • Campaign manager
  • Foundation director
  • Grant proposal manager
  • Project manager
  • Program director
  • Public relations manager
  • Development coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Social media coordinator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Service
  • Resource Management
  • Policy and Politics
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher.
  • All students must submit baccalaureate bearing college transcripts to meet the admission requirements of the University.
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have a test score that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admissions requirements, students may be eligible to be admitted based on the Standards for Admission with Specification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10735 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10735 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 24 months.


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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