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Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership

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Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership

  • The Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership is the degree for leading community change.
  • The program can be completed in 18 – 24 months.
  • Highly qualified and student-centered faculty spark student engagement with course material.
  • Invited community speakers provide students access to leaders who are on the front lines of advocacy and community change.
  • GRE is not required for admission.
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Quick Facts


  Next Start Date: 01/17/2023

  Total classes:  10
  Weeks per class:  8 or 16
  Total credit hours: 30
  Delivery: Online or blended – your choice!
  Financial:  Student loan eligible
  Accredited:  Higher Learning Commission


Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

This graduate-level certificate features the four core courses in the MNCL degree program.
Students can complete the certificate as a stand-alone credential or apply the coursework toward the 10 course master’s degree.

Certificate Highlights

  • Courses are 8 weeks in length and 100% online.
  • Four courses (course descriptions can be found here):
    • Foundations of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership (MNCL 601)
    • Governance and Executive Leadership (MNCL 602)
    • Fundraising and Philanthropy (MNCL 603)
    • Financial Oversight for Nonprofit Organizations (MNCL 604)

Contact: 

Regina K. Waters, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita, Department of Communication

Program Director, Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership / Master of Arts in Communication

Office: Shewmaker 208     Phone:  417-873-7251    Email:  rwaters@drury.edu