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Master of Nonprofit Management

Make your cause your career

Theory meets practice with Hamline’s Master of Nonprofit Management. You’ll immediately apply the skills learned in class to your current work, preparing you to manage the complex financial and strategic challenges facing nonprofit organizations.

You’ll not only join a program specifically designed for your field, you will also: 

  • Develop your expertise and expand your network while working with an array of instructors and nonprofit executives from organizations such as the LifeSource, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and the Minneapolis 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 one of just 50 programs globally recognized for its excellence in nonprofit management education by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

Flexible course offerings

We know that balancing work, school, and family can be a challenge. That's why we've designed our master’s program with flexibility in mind. Whether you prefer on-campus courses, want the flexibility that online coursework offers, or want the benefits of both, Hamline offers options to meet your needs with classes being offered on-campus or online for some terms or hybrid for another term. Whichever format you prefer, you’ll be able to learn and network in the manner that works best for you.

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Finish faster with advanced expertise

You can finish Hamline’s nonprofit management program in two years and have the added benefit of unique courses that give you an edge over other programs. You can also choose from two concentrations or create your own.

Business analytics concentration

Nonprofit leaders need to make data-driven decisions. With a concentration in business analytics, you’ll gain the knowledge of statistics and data collection needed to make these decisions, as well as the communication and visualization skills to advocate for data-informed business practices.

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Leadership and change management concentration

The ability to lead organizations through times of change is a highly sought-after skill set. With Hamline’s leadership and change concentration, you’ll develop your own negotiation, conflict management, and project management skills while learning how to enhance the performance of others and facilitate constructive engagement leading to sustainable change.

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Customized concentration

This option is for students who are motivated to study a topic relevant to their degree program in depth. Customized concentrations require 12 credits of graduate elective coursework and may be comprised of graduate courses at Hamline University and approved transfer courses. Sample concentration options might include marketing, finance, or business communications. Students who want to pursue this option should contact the School of Business graduate programs director for an application form.

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Explore how we make your master’s degree affordable

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Tuition

Affordable tuition from a prestigious, private, nonprofit university makes your master’s a great investment.

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Scholarships

Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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Financial aid

Affordability is important to you—and to us. Explore our competitive financial aid options for your master’s degree. 

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You don’t have to navigate your career on your own. Beginning with orientation, our career advisor will guide you in developing your own individual career plan that will best meet your professional goals.

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