Learn how to manage nonprofits effectively.
The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at Worcester State University provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary to be a successful leader in the local and national nonprofit and public sectors as well as at international nongovernmental organizations.
Geared toward working adults, this flexible program can be completed either full or part time, and a rolling admissions process allows you to start your studies at a time that is right for you. With the possibility of transferring up to 12 credits of graduate work, the program is also an exceptional value. Current undergraduate urban studies and sociology majors may enroll in a 4-Plus option that enables them to complete undergraduate and graduate degree requirements in 5 years.
In small classes, you will explore a wide array of nonprofit fields—including health and human services, education, culture, and the arts—and learn about current best practices from faculty who are active in the sector. Instructors use case studies and research projects to ensure that you develop the global perspective and management expertise you need to advance your career.
Outside the classroom, you will have numerous opportunities to gain hands-on experience and sharpen your skills through internships at nonprofit organizations, independent study projects, and collaborative research with faculty. To cap the program, you will undertake a comprehensive research thesis project in an area of interest to you, presenting your findings orally and in a written report of publishable quality.