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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Nonprofit organizations employ a sizable and increasing share of the nation’s workforce, with employment growth outpacing a number of major industries*. Advance your career in this high-growth sector as you enhance your ability to create positive social change.

Whatever your background, gain the management and organizational skills you need to lead diverse and complex nonprofits. Broaden your perspective of nonprofit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework.

Growth in the nonprofit sector continues to outpace the rest of the economy, creating a variety of new management opportunities. With an MS 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.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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What Our Students Say:

“The assignments I completed for my courses were directly tied to the work I was doing on a daily basis. […] My knowledge of strategic planning best practices allowed me to make meaningful contributions in discussions with constituents and organizational leaders.”

Melissa Perkins Bellanceau

Walden Graduate
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Specializations of the Course-Based Program

  • Global Leadership
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
  • Self-Designed
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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.

For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


*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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