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Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management (MNM)
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 or 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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Online Degree Option

The online Nonprofit Management (MNM) from DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers small class sizes and is taught by the same award-winning faculty you'll find on campus. Tailored to meet the needs of your busy schedule, you'll achieve the same learning outcomes as in-person classes through collaborative and engaged learning.

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 Nonprofit Management graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for Nonprofit Management graduates was $58,000.

Elevate your knowledge

You’ll study with faculty like Jacob Stump, who has taught a range of classes with topics including international relations, security and insecurity in world politics, critical approaches to terrorism and security, US foreign policy, international political economy, and social science fiction. His research and teaching interests focus on the social construction of insecurity especially related to (counter)terrorism, the everyday politics of economy, and the colonial relationship in Appalachia.

“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 3,460 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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