Get in the Business of Doing Good

You have a strong calling to help create more meaningful livelihoods and work with changemakers. Your leadership and your talents are needed in non-profit organizations, community-based foundations, and corporate organizations worldwide. With your advanced degree in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management, you can advocate for causes you're passionate about. And because you'll interact with so many different sectors (everything from academic and religious organizations to museums, women’s rights groups, and social justice charities), there are unlimited opportunities to grow your career in non-profit, private, and public sectors.

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management is designed for working adults who aspire to senior management positions in non-profit and fundraising sectors. NSU’s program is the only one of its kind in Florida, with courses designed to deliver essential skills in grant writing, program development, financial management, human resource management, strategic planning, and more.

In this program, you’ll not only gain the multidisciplinary knowledge you need to effectively manage some of the complexities of the industry, you’ll also work on interesting topics, develop actual research skills, and analyze key issues. You’ll also build an extensive network of professional contacts, which is crucial in socially-driven fields.

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management at NSU prepares you to make a meaningful contribution while building a rewarding career. 

Quick Facts


NSU’s M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management program is 30 total credits to complete. The program is designed to be completed in as little as one year. Download the degree plan.

Start Dates

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management program is available to start in August/Fall semester

Delivery Options

Classes for the Master of of Science in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management program are offered Saturdays, 8:00am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online (synchronously)


Tuition for the degree program is $1026 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Application Deadline

Fall: August 10

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Employer Tuition Assistance Program

NSU Business partners with more than 135 local and national organizations to offer discounted employee tuition of up to 20% through our employer tuition program.
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NSU Alumni Tuition Discount

NSU alumni are eligible for a tuition award of 20% off any graduate degree or business certificate program. Alumni also receive an application fee waiver and access to a dedicated adviser to assist throughout the admission process.

Earning Potential

Post secondary Education Administrators

$94,340 Average Salary Per Year

Social and Community Service Managers

$65,320 Average Salary Per Year

Public Relations Specialists

$60,000 Average Salary Per Year


$56,950 Average Salary per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Did You Know?

According to the latest report from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million non-profits in the U.S.

NSU’s partnership with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy allows us to teach you the latest and greatest in fundraising techniques, so you can drive maximum gifts to your organization.

M.S. in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management Curriculum

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Core Courses (30 credits)
GIS 5866
Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS 5866 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5901
Introduction to Non-Profit Management (PNP 5901 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5902
Grant Development in the Non-Profit Sector (PNP 5902 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5903
Comparative and Cross-cultural Perspectives for Non-Profits (PNP 5903 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5904
Non-Profit Governance (PNP 5904 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5905
Financial Management and Sustainability for Nonprofit Organizations (PNP 5905 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5906
Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Building Endowments (PNP 5906 / Credits: 3 )
PUB 5419
Non-Profit Human Resource Management (PUB 5419 / Credits: 3 )
PUB 5438
Public and Non-Profit Strategic Management (PUB 5438 / Credits: 3 )
PUB 5927
Evaluation of Non-Profit Policies and Programs (PUB 5927 / Credits: 3 )

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been completed in the past 10 years.
** Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of B- has been completed in the past 5 years.

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

What does success look like? For many, it’s living life on our own terms, becoming a business success so we can help others, or being at the top of our game to fulfill our dreams. At NSU Business, it’s all of the above. We believe people, planet, and profit can be the triple bottom line, and that our grads will create businesses that do more than just succeed; they will help others thrive, too.

Advance your career with our world-class business programs and our network of leaders, innovators, and change agents. Do your best and deliver what’s Best for Our World™.

Master This Changing World and Fulfill Your Purpose

The world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s not kind to those who settle for ordinary. Instead of chasing the paycheck, we say do it for the payoff. People, planet, then profit. That’s the triple bottom line. Do your best. Be your best. Because that’s how to be Best for Our World.™

Be an earth shaker. A risk taker. A barrier breaker. Be anything you want to be. As long as you become a Difference Maker.

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