• Master of Nonprofit Management

    Shape Your Future. Shape Our World.

    Advance your career and better serve your community. Hamline’s nonprofit management (MNM) degree is the only program of its kind in the region that offers you opportunities to specialize in the nonprofit sector. The Hamline MNM provides theoretically sound, practice-focused education with experienced faculty. Students immediately apply the skills learned in class to their current position, preparing them to be strong leaders capable of meeting the complex financial and human resources challenges facing nonprofit organizations.

    Why Hamline?

    With a Master of Nonprofit Management from Hamline, you will:

    • Learn from an exceptional array of instructors and nonprofit executives from such organizations as Goodwill-Easter Seals and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.
    • Discover how to successfully navigate the complexities of today’s nonprofits, including working with a broad range of stakeholders, while reaping the rewards of service.
    • Join a stellar network of alumni leading and working at nonprofits that include American Red Cross, Second Harvest Heartland, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Be the Match, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and Headwaters Foundation for Justice.
    • Attend one of just 50 programs globally recognized for their excellence in nonprofit management education by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

    Program Overview

    Program Format

    • On campus, eight-week terms, classes on Hamline's Saint Paul campus

    Program Begins

    • Fall or spring

    Time to Complete

    • Two years is typical

    Program Details

    48 credits: course information and program details 


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    Hamline School of Business offers two categories of scholarships to Master of Nonprofit Management students:

    Alumni Discount

    Hamline alumni of both undergraduate and master’s degree programs are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount when they enroll in any School of Business master’s or doctoral program.

    Note: Hamline University and the School of Business offer several scholarship and discount opportunities to help with the cost of tuition; scholarships and discounts cannot be combined. 

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Master of Nonprofit Management.

  • Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about pursuing a Master of Nonprofit Management.

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  • Current Student Resources

    Jeannie Fox Promo

    Message from the Director

    Jeannie Fox, director of Nonprofit Management Programs, describes what Hamline's programs can do for you.

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    Insight from our Graduates

    Beth Holger-Ambrose advanced her career with a Master on Nonprofit Management.

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    Learn from faculty and staff about the Master of Nonprofit Management graduate program at an upcoming information session.