Nonprofit Leadership and Management, M.A. | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
M.A. On Campus

Nonprofit Leadership and Management

12 months
1509 USD/credit 58851 USD/year
1509 USD/credit 58851 USD/year
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Learn to magnify your impact on the world. The Nonprofit Leadership and Management program at University of San Diego offers an integrated course of study that melds state-of-the-art leadership theory with proven management models, strategies, and tools that equip you to create and manage high-impact organizations.


Channel intentions into impact.

Turn classroom theory into real-world practice as you produce organizational audits, development plans, research-based programs, and legislative campaigns. In courses like Developing Human Capital, Board Development, and Grant-Making for the Greater Good, you'll master more than skills—you'll gain the political and technical proficiencies of a life-changing leader.

Graduates of the Nonprofit Leadership and Management program at University of San Diego advance their careers as directors of nonprofits and as consultants, executives, development officers, and program managers. (In fact, 91% of our graduates say they've been promoted to a new position or received a raise.) They approach their careers with a firm foundation in organizational management, decision-making, planning, communications, nonprofit finances, ethics, and other invaluable skills and strengths. Set yourself up for a lifetime of leadership and impact.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research, Design and Evaluation of Nonprofit Programs
  • Nonprofit Sector: Theory & Practice
  • Nonprofit Finance
  • Developing Human Capital
  • Resource Development and Marketing
  • Community Partnerships & Civic Engagement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University of San Diego Graduate School Admission Application and $45 application fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Recommenders’ Contact Information
  • An official transcript from the university where you earned your bachelor’s degree is required at the time of application
  • Students who earned their bachelor’s degree from an institution outside the United States must submit a course-by-course degree evaluation must submit a course-by-course degree evaluation at the time of application
  • A minimum of two professional letters of recommendation
  • Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  • A 500-word maximum statement of purpose
  • An official score report for the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all international applicants

Work experience

  • The program has a preference for applicants with at least four years of professional work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58851 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1509 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    58851 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1509 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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