The nonprofit sector requires leaders and managers who are creative, skilled, and strategic in creating and maintaining organizations that successfully address their missions.

Nonprofit organizations also employ an increasing share of the nation’s workforce with employment growth outpacing that of a number of major industries.* Advance your career in this important high-growth sector as you enhance your ability to create positive social change with Walden’s master’s in nonprofit management.

Whatever your background, you can gain the critical skills needed to lead diverse and complex nonprofit organizations. This online nonprofit management degree program allows you to engage with scholar-practitioners who share their academic and professional experiences to help you quickly apply what you learn.

*Nonprofit employment statistics cited in the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ report, “Employment in America’s Charities: A Profile,” 2006.

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Curriculum

Walden’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program offers a General Program option as well as a Global Leadership specialization to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

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General Program

Completion Requirements

  • 51 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This program can be completed in as little as 18 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

Each 12-week course is delivered in a prescribed sequence.

 

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Global Leadership

Prepare to be at the forefront of building sustainable communities in global south countries or developing regions with a specialization in Global Leadership. Explore the critical roles of strategic planning, management, and leadership in public and nonprofit organizations; contemporary sustainability frameworks and models; and practices and interventions that can strengthen and stabilize communities. You will also examine the process of effecting transformative change within the modern public or nonprofit organization.

Completion Requirements

  • 66 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This program can be completed in as little as 18 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

Each 12-week course is delivered in a prescribed sequence.

 

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Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 51 total quarter credit hours  $445 per quarter hour $22,695
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Technology Fee  Per quarter $120 $720
    Total $23,415
    Transfer up to 23 credits  $10,535
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $10,535

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Growth in the nonprofit sector continues to outpace the rest of the economy, creating a variety of new management opportunities. With an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University, you will have the opportunity to quickly take charge of your career and develop the skill set required to lead a nonprofit organization and have a far-reaching impact on your community.

Choose from a range of nonprofit managerial careers, including:

  • Policy analyst
  • Director of policy
  • Government relations officer
  • Program director
  • Director of development
  • Volunteer manager
  • Program manager
  • Program specialist

Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

The M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership blends academic theory with practical application so that you can:

  • Learn and apply concepts, principles, and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management, budgeting, finance, fund-raising, board management, and strategic planning.
  • Explore marketing, public relations, and communication strategies for nonprofits.
  • Apply strategies for acquiring, managing, developing, and retaining volunteers and board members.
  • Broaden your perspective on nonprofits through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout the program.
  • Acquire the skill set required to pursue career options in the nonprofit sector.
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As a student in Walden’s nonprofit management and leadership program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Understand and apply concepts, principles, and processes related to nonprofit organizations in domestic and international settings.
  2. Apply relevant ethical and legal guidelines and practices in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  3. Understand cultural diversity issues and apply cultural competency in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  4. Understand and use appropriate statistics, research methodology, and program evaluation to conduct research related to public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  5. Apply concepts, principles, and processes related to budget, finance, resource development, and strategic planning to nonprofit organizations.
  6. Apply strategies related to marketing, public relations, and communication in nonprofit organizations.
  7. Understand and apply strategies for acquiring, managing, developing, and retaining volunteers and board members in nonprofit organizations.
  8. Understand and apply theories, concepts, and practices related to leading and managing in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  9. Understand and apply theories, policies, and practices of governance across sectors, domestically and internationally, in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  10. Apply concepts, theories, and skills gained to create positive social change to public, private, and nonprofit organizations in domestic and international communities.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.