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With a nonprofit management degree: Lead others, Make an Impact, Change the world

Drexel’s Master of Science (MS) in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors is a master’s degree program that instills a solid foundation in nonprofit leadership, administration, and management for our students. Additionally, our graduate school program for nonprofit management prepares you to successfully handle the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities facing today’s nonprofit sector.

By studying fundraising, grant writing, governance, communication, fund development, stewardship, marketing and innovation of nonprofit organizations, you gain the essential tools to effectively carry out and lead a nonprofit’s mission.

All of our non-profit management degree courses are offered online, and you can finish your master’s in just two years of part-time study. Throughout your degree, you work closely with nonprofit and volunteer organizations to gain hands-on experiences in the field. You also generate a portfolio and complete a final capstone project that demonstrates your unique expertise developed in the nonprofit degree program to share with current and future employers, putting you ahead of the competition.

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Study Nonprofit Management & Work towards your passion

Upon completing the master's in nonprofit management degree program, students will be prepared to work in the following nonprofit sectors:

  • Animal rights
  • Churches and religion-related
  • Civic agencies
  • Cultural
  • Education
  • Environmental conservation
  • Foundations
  • Health education
  • Health services
  • Higher education
  • Human rights
  • International rights
  • Legal organizations
  • Media-based (journals, publishers)
  • Social service

While Drexel's nonprofit management master's degree prepares students to work in any nonprofit sector, it is not intended to educate students looking to apply their skills to the highly specific areas of the arts, such as theaters, art galleries or museum leadership. For those interested, visit Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which offers two programs focused on these areas.


The MS in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors is designed for students who are:

  • Looking to enter the nonprofit sector right out of college
  • Corporate professionals looking to transition into the nonprofit sector
  • Nonprofit professionals looking to enhance skills and advance their careers

MS in Nonprofit Management Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (three preferred)
  • Personal statement (minimum 500 words) describing interest in the program; why you are interested in the nonprofit sector; how the program can facilitate future career goals; and how you will contribute to the program and peers
  • Resume
  • GRE scores are optional
  • TOEFL score of 550 or higher for international students
  • As an optional addition, you may submit a work or school project that demonstrates a specific related skill or expertise
  • Interviews are not required but may be requested (in person, by phone or via Skype)
  • Application Deadline for Fall 2020: August 24, 2020

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