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Nonprofit Management


Nonprofit Management (MNM)

Essential leadership skills for any nonprofit industry

The Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) will prepare you for a leadership position in the nonprofit world, or even ready you to start your own nonprofit organization. DePaul's MNM degree is designed specifically to correspond with the curriculum goals of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.

You’ll take coursework in

  • Management
  • Financial administration
  • Human resource management
  • Ethical leadership
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Development and fundraising
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Flexible formats for any lifestyle

Courses are offered in the evening on the Loop Campus, and in some cases, online. The program can be completed in two years and one additional quarter (including one summer) by following a schedule of two classes per quarter.

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Gain hands-on experience in the field

DePaul's close ties to Chicago's nonprofit organizations make it easy for you to get the real-world experience you need. For a career in the nonprofit, public and private sectors, you’ll find many organizations within walking distance of our Loop Campus, including Chicago Community Trust, Rotary International, World Relief and YMCA of the USA.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, professional statement, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll complete 10 core courses plus three electives.

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of 2016 master’s degree recipients from the School of Public Service were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

Our faculty are thought leaders

Professor Robert Stokes is the director of the School of Public Service. His research focuses on economic revitalization, public safety, planning, environmental sustainability and factors affecting public health outcomes. You’ll benefit from faculty with expertise in urban planning, economic outcomes and minority community relations.

“The international focus of the programs open up a worldview that helps us understand how to work together locally and globally for the betterment of all. Having a degree in Nonprofit Management from DePaul has made me a more well-rounded leader.”

Lisa (MNM ’16)
AVP of Leadership Events, National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Alumni Network

You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including more than 2,700 School of Public Service alumni. Connect with fellow Nonprofit Management grads, who typically pursue careers in government, non-profit association management and within various nonprofit organizations.
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Scholarships & Aid

The School of Public Service offers several quarterly scholarship, graduate assistantship and fellowship opportunities. Learn more about the scholarships and opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at(773) 325-7315 or

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