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Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership

The Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership is a professional degree that prepares emerging and current leaders for executive leadership and service in the nonprofit and civic sectors.

This Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership (MNCL) is distinct from the MBA (business administration) and the MPA (public administration). The degree focuses on issues unique to the nonprofit and civic sector such as fundraising, grant writing, board leadership, issues management, social media and advocacy.

Courses are relevant and timely, giving students knowledge and resources that are immediately applicable to their work.

Students interested in nonprofit leadership and organizations explore both theory and the practical management of community betterment groups.

Program Highlights

  • Class sizes are small. Faculty members know students on a first name basis and provide personalized attention to each student.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in current research, leading to publication and presentation at conferences.
  • Students engage in real-world projects, working directly with organizations and groups in the community.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in an international immersion, studying NGOs and nonprofits in different cultures.