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M.S. in Philanthropy and Non-profit Management

M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-profit Management

The non-profit sector demands dedicated, adaptive, and proficient leaders. NSU’s Master of Science in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management (MSPNP) program provides the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required to succeed in the non-profit and fundraising sectors. The program knits a close relationship between students, public service, and philanthropic practitioners to develop relevant curriculum that addresses real-world problems.

Each course is skill-based and focuses on best practices in philanthropy and non-profit management. Take advantage of the experiential learning opportunities that allow you to apply tools and techniques for evaluating and tackling the various financial and management issues challenging the non-profit organizations in your community.

Learn alongside fellow changemakers while broadening your horizons, bolstering your network, and enhancing your analytical and critical thinking skills to the ultimate benefit of the people you serve and lead.

  • 30 credit hours
  • Complete in 12 months (full time) or 24 months (part time)
  • Start in January or August
  • Classes offered on Saturdays at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and through online formats
  • Curriculum designed with non-profit experts
  • Tuition discounts available for approved non-profit employment and GPA criteria

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25067

The Master of Science in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management (M.S.P.N.P.) thirty credit (30) hour curriculum is offered in a lock-step, executive format, designed to accommodate full-time working professionals. Classes meet face-to-face and synchronously online from 8:00am-12:00pm (Mornings) and 12:30pm-4:30pm (Afternoons). Courses that are scheduled 100% online are offered in an asynchronous format.

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Total credits: 30

Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management Courses
PNP 5901 Introduction to Non-Profit Management
REE 5867 Geographic Information Systems
PNP 5419 Non-Profit Human Resource Management
PNP 5906 Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Building Endowments
PNP 5927 Evaluation of Non-Profit Policies and Programs
PNP 5903 Comparative and Cross-cultural Perspectives for Non-Profits
PNP 5905 Financial Management and Sustainability for Non-profit Organizations  
PNP 5904 Non-Profit Governance
PNP 5902 Grant Development in the Public & Non-Profit Sector
PUB 5438 Public and Non-Profit Strategic Management


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.

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.S. in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25067 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

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