• Juris Doctor/Master in Nonprofit Management

    A dual degree JD/Master in Nonprofit Management gives you the knowledge, skills, and credentials to lead in the nonprofit sector

    Leading within the diverse nonprofit sector requires a broad range of management, analytical, legal, and financial knowledge and experience. You can gain that necessary knowledge and experience with our dual JD/Master in Nonprofit Management (MNM) program. It combines our rigorous, hands-on JD curriculum and experiential learning opportunities with the knowledge, theory and practice applicable to all areas of the nonprofit sector: health care, human services, arts, education, the environment, human rights, and philanthropy. With this dual degree, you are ready to lead, impact social outcomes, and contribute to the betterment of our nation’s quality of life.

    You may apply to the JD/MNM dual degree program after completing your first year at Mitchell Hamline School of Law* with an average GPA of 2.5 or higher. Contact Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Associate Dean for Administration for more information.

    Requirements for Completion

    • Completion of 88 JD credits
    • Completion of nine MNM core courses (36 credits). Up to 9 credits can be applied toward the JD degree

    Core courses for the MNM program are:

    • GPA 8002 - Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management
    • GPA 8020 - Organizational Theory and Behavior
    • GPA 8062 - Law for Nonprofit Organizations
    • GPA 8032 - Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations
    • GPA 8110 - Governance and Planning in Nonprofit Organizations
    • GPA 8070 - Research Methods
    • GPA 8052 - Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    • GPA 8362 - Fundraising for Nonprofits
    • GPA 8492 - Capstone Skills Development - Nonprofit Sector

    Applying MNM credits to your JD requirements

    • Obtain pre-approval from the associate dean for academic affairs before registering for any MNM classes
    • After pre-approval, register for classes through the law school
    • You may receive up to 9 JD credits from approved MNM courses you complete with a grade "B" or better (each 4-credit MNM course counts as a 3-credit JD course; thus, up to 3 MNM courses will transfer)
    • Courses transferred into the law school will be based on the law school’s evaluation of ABA standards
    • MNM grades appear on your law school transcript but have no effect on your GPA
    • Students who transfer into Hamline University may not use MNM credits toward meeting the law school's residency requirement