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Nonprofit Administration

MA degrees offered in Traditional and Online formats

Lindenwood University’s Master of Arts degree in non-profit administration will prepare you for an exciting career improving the lives of countless others.

From raising funds for cancer research to helping families affected by poverty, non-profit organizations are dedicated to making the world a better place, one person at a time. This growing field has led to a rising need for managers with the knowledge and experience to lead the many services that non-profits provide.

Lindenwood University’s Master of Arts degree in non-profit administration will prepare you for an exciting career improving the lives of countless others. You’ll learn from faculty whose real world experience in the non-profit sector enhances the personalized guidance and one-on-one attention you’ll receive from them. Gain highly coveted skills in grantwriting, fundraising, financial management, and marketing, all of which are currently in high demand among non-profits.

At Lindenwood, we make it easy for you to fit graduate school into your busy schedule by offering classes both online and in the evening at a host of convenient locations. Our innovative curriculum also gives you the unique opportunity to apply what you learn by working directly with real life non-profit organizations in the St. Louis area. Come find out where a career in non-profit administration can take you today!

Lindenwood University Non-Profit Administration Faculty

The faculty in non-profit administration are accomplished researchers, managers, and consultants who are dedicated to sharing their firsthand knowledge and years of experience in the field. Their small, more intimate classes enable you to form meaningful mentoring relationships with them and let your voice be heard in class discussions. With connections to a wide range of non-profit organizations in the area, our faculty are great at helping you find the perfect internship and introducing you to other professionals in the field.

Earning a Master of Arts Degree in Non-Profit Administration at Lindenwood University

When you pursue the MA in non-profit administration, you’ll take core classes in non-profit governance and law, budgeting and financial management, grantwriting, human resource management, and fundraising. You’ll also have the ability to choose elective courses that complement your specific career goals. Gain an in-depth perspective into such areas as volunteer management, annual giving, strategic and program planning for non-profits, and organizational evaluation.

You’ll also be encouraged to participate in one of the many internship opportunities in non-profit administration in the St. Louis area. Internships not only give you a feel for what it’s like in the industry, but they also introduce you to important networking contacts and help you build your resume with the potential for job offers upon graduation. 

5-Year BA/MA in Non-Profit Administration

Our combined BA/MA degree in non-profit management allows you to earn both your undergraduate and graduate degrees in non-profit management in just five years. This is an excellent option for students looking to fast-track their completion of both degrees and enjoy the wider scope of non-profit leadership positions that a graduate degree will make available.

What to do with a Graduate Degree in Non-Profit Administration

Graduates with an MA in non-profit administration are often employed as program directors, chief executive officers, fundraising managers, grantwriters, chief financial officers, and directors of public relations. Their roles typically involve the supervision of staff, volunteers, finances, and/or programs offered in either a local or national non-profit. The list is endless when it comes to selecting a non-profit that suits your passion, whether it’s healthcare, education, environmental protection, cures for diseases, hunger, or poverty.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of jobs for social and community service managers is growing at rapid rate, and the median annual wage for these positions was $63,530 in 2015.

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St. Charles, MO 63301