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Nonprofit Administration (MA)

Nonprofit Administration (MA)

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Lindenwood University’s master of arts degree in nonprofit administration will prepare you for an exciting career improving the lives of countless others.

Master of Arts (MA) offered in On-campus and Online formats.

From raising funds for cancer research to helping families affected by poverty, nonprofit 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 nonprofits provide.

Lindenwood University’s master of arts degree in nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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 nonprofits.

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 nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis area. Come find out where a career in nonprofit administration can take you today!

The Nonprofit Administration (MA) is offered in both traditional and online formats.

Nonprofit Administration Faculty

The faculty in nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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 Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University

When you pursue the MA in nonprofit administration, you’ll take core classes in nonprofit 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 nonprofits, and organizational evaluation.

You’ll also be encouraged to participate in one of the many internship opportunities in nonprofit 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. 

What to do with a Graduate Degree in Nonprofit Administration

Graduates with an MA in nonprofit 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 nonprofit. The list is endless when it comes to selecting a nonprofit that suits your passion, whether it’s healthcare, education, environmental protection, cures for diseases, hunger, or poverty.