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Build a Brighter Future With a Master’s in Nonprofit Management

As one of the fastest-growing fields in the nation, nonprofit work provides opportunities to make an impact — from international work to the local community. Take bold steps toward a better future for everyone by confronting some of society’s greatest issues and advocating for a number of causes.

A Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) equips students with the skills necessary to understand and manage all components of nonprofit organizations — preparing them for employment or to advance their career in a leadership role. Throughout the program, delve into volunteerism, resource management, grant management, ethics, program evaluation and more. Through service learning, students take skills from the classroom and apply them to the real world, all while building community partnerships and a professional network. Students can also choose to stand out among their peers by earning the National Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification, recognizing their achievements and standards in nonprofit management.

Nonprofit Management (MNM), Public Administration (MPA) Dual Track

For students interested in an MNM and MPA, this track provides a pathway to earn both degrees simultaneously. An additional 18 credit hours outside of the MNM program, courses cover research, theory, policy and organizational administration to prepare future public service organizational leaders. The courses included in the MPA track can also be completed either fully online or at UCF’s downtown campus.

Online Master of Nonprofit Management

Program and Industry Highlights


First standalone nonprofit program accredited by NASPAA


Ninth best in the nation by the 2021 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings


Project job growth for social and community service managers through 2028


Median Pay for Management
Positions Nationwide

Application Deadline


June 1


November 1

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June 1


November 1

Ready to begin
your journey?

Courses You’ll Take Include

Learn the various aspects of volunteer development, including board selection, volunteer recruitment, training, retention/theories of motivation, and leadership and ethical issues.

Study government and public nonprofit agency grant and contract administration — from responding to funding assistance solicitations to preparing grant and contract proposals to evaluations and presentations.

Strategic Planning and Management

Gain an understanding of how to examine and analyze planning, goal setting and strategic management in public sector organizations.

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Admission Requirements

Applications for the Master of Nonprofit Management program are accepted in the fall and spring. While the program is offered completely online — allowing for flexibility in completing the degree — some elective courses can be completed face-to-face; however, in-person classes are not a requirement. This program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, but there is no GRE requirement.

Students should submit their applications, including any supporting materials, by the program’s deadline. Find the list of general UCF graduate admissions requirements. The Master of Nonprofit Management program also requests the following for admission:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
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