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Master of Science in NonProfit Management

LEADING FOR GOOD

Real-world knowledge + in-the-field experience means you graduate ready to make a major impact in the world of non-profit management.


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BUILDING STRONG CONNECTIONS
Committed to a career that makes a difference? Worcester State University's MS in Nonprofit Management gives you the skills and practical knowledge you need to be a leader in the non-profit sector.
FOR PRACTITIONERS, BY PRACTITIONERS

You'll work in small classes to explore a wide array of nonprofit fields - from health and human services, to education, to culture and the arts. Case studies and research projects foster important critical thinking skills, and you'll learn from expert faculty who are active in their respective fields. Outside the classroom, you'll build real-world skills through independent study projects, collaborative research with faculty, and internships at area nonprofits. With a range of full time, part time, and online options, the MS in Nonprofit Management provides a flexible education that works for busy adults. You'll graduate with what it takes to make an impact at organizations that are doing great things - in the community and in the world.


  • The MS in Nonprofit Management is built around 36 graduate credits:
      

    Core Courses (22 credits) 

    • NM 901 The Nonprofit World: NGOs, the State and Civil Society (3 credits)
    • NM 934 Ethics and Management of Human Resources (3 credits)
    • NM 942 Organizational Theory (3 credits)
    • NM 945 Financial Management (3 credits)
    • NM 949 Strategic Leadership and Planning (3 credits)
    • NM 951 Grant Writing (4 credits)
    • NM 993 Marketing & Resource Development (3 credits)

    Elective Courses (6 credits)

    • Students may choose any two electives offered in the program.

    Thesis Project (8 credits)

    • NM 990: Action Research (3 credits)
    • NM 980: Thesis I (1 credit)
    • NM 981: Thesis II (4 credits)
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  • WHY WORCESTER STATE?

    TURNING EDUCATION INTO ACTIONABLE CHANGE
    By combining theory and in-the-field experience, our graduate-level studies foster a culture that encourages meaningful exchanges between students and professors.
    SMALL CLASSES, ENGAGED FACULTY
    Our small class format allows our professors to engage one-on-one with students and encourages more collaborative, peer-to-peer learning.
    FLEXIBLE FORMAT AND CUSTOMIZED PACE
    Evening, online, and blended classes enable you to tailor the pace of your curriculum to your life.
    4-PLUS PROGRAM
    As a qualified applicant, you can complete a WSU bachelor’s and master’s in as little as five years.
    PRE-ACCEPTACE QUICK START
    Try out the program before you commit. You can take up to six credits before fully enrolling.
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