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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.

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.

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.

Did You Know? 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.

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.

Apply now for NSU’s M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management. 

Quick Facts


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

Start Dates

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management program is available to start in August, January, and May.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management are offered online and on Saturdays at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.


Tuition for the degree program is $939 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

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
Fundraisers $56,950 Average Salary per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

Core Courses (30 credits)
PNP 5901
Introduction to Non-Profit Management ( PNP 5901 / Credits: 3 )
PNP 5902
Grant Development in the Public & 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 )
REE 5867
Geographic Information Systems ( REE 5867 / 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.

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