18 months
21800 USD/year
21800 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications, preparing you to excel in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.

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The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at  Northeastern University  integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications. It prepares you for a leadership position in not-for-profit universities, hospitals, charities, foundations, NGOs, or religious organizations. Action-oriented coursework and faculty dedicated to student success prepare you to become a mission-driven executive leader, manager, employee, or board member at a public or private nonprofit organization. You will emerge prepared—and inspired—to make a meaningful impact.

Nonprofit organizations are challenged to thrive in a constantly changing social and business environment, with limited resources and complex needs to be satisfied. Successful nonprofit organizations are defined by leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills but can also effect change at a community or social level. Being successful in this dynamic and rewarding field requires strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and governance issues. Rather than a generic MBA program, our master's in nonprofit management is built to closely align with the core competencies of fundraising, policy, and strategic management. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Management for the Nonprofit Sector
  • Legal and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Promoting Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Grant and Report Writing
  • Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Integrative Experiential Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application 
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English Language Proficiency Proof:
  • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


Many students qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. Here are a few examples.

Double Husky Scholarship

Available to alumni who have graduated with a Northeastern University degree, provides a tuition discount of up to 25% on eligible programs. 

Graduate Dean’s Scholarship

Awarded to the incoming professional masters students based upon academic achievement. To be eligible, a student must be in the top 1/3 of their program’s incoming class. 

Diversity Fellowship

Each year a limited number of fellowships are awarded to graduate students in an effort to help the university achieve a more diverse graduate student body.

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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