Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership Curriculum

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The Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership requires 30 hours of credit, typically taken in 10 courses. With the exception of the 2 capstone experience courses (MNCL 701 and 702), courses can be taken in any sequence by students officially admitted to the program. The required core courses account for 24 credit hours, and include some coursework shared with the MA in Communication program. Six additional credit hours that can be tailored to meet a student’s individual personal and professional goals will be selected in consultation with her/his advisor.

Credit cannot be given for a course for which the student is not registered. Credit cannot be claimed more than once for the same course, with the exception of approved internship course credit.


A professional internship can give a student an enormous advantage when starting a job search. It can demonstrate real-world experience, a network of contacts, portfolio work samples, and a list of professional references. Students must have completed coursework appropriate for the internship experience and must be able to demonstrate potential academic and professional benefit from the internship plan. In addition to completing the on-site internship, students will be asked to provide faculty supervisors with weekly reports and to write a reflection paper at the end of the experience.

Required Courses (24 hours)

Elective Courses (6 hours)

Program Costs and Potential Occupations of MNCL Program

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
This program will cost $6,128 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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