The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership requires a minimum of 33 credit hours for graduation. The program requires all of the classes listed below, with the possible exception of NPL 605, which may be waived, at the Director’s discretion, for those who have at least five years in the nonprofit sector in a senior leadership position. The decision to waive this class will be determined at the time of admission based on the required documents submitted with the application. If you are waived out of this first class, you must take another graduate level class, approved by the Program Director.
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Successful completion of all required courses within a seven-year period is required for graduation. Additionally and importantly, all students must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 to graduate.
NPL Course Offerings & Anticipated Semester
NPL 605: nonprofit management (Fall I, Spring I)
NPL 610: governance and leadership (Spring II, Summer)
NPL 615: finance (Fall II, Summer)
NPL 620: fund development (Fall I, Spring I)
NPL 625: strategic planning (Fall I, Spring II)
NPL 630: law & ethics (Fall I, Spring II)
NPL 635: program evaluation (Fall I, Summer)
NPL 640: leadership eval. & assess. (Spring I, Summer)
NPL 645: marketing (Fall II, Spring II)
NPL 650: trends (Fall II, Spring I)
NPL 700: capstone (Fall, Spring, Summer)
*This course schedule is subject to change and is based on sufficient student enrollment.