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"Walden is a pathway to social change. I see myself as a part of that process. Having come through it, I hope to encourage others to take the same path."

Laurie Jolly | Ph.D. in Education Graduate

M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Nonprofit organizations employ a sizable and increasing share of the nation’s workforce, with employment growth outpacing a number of major industries*. Advance your career in this high-growth sector as you enhance your ability to create positive social change.

Whatever your background, gain the management and organizational skills you need to lead diverse and complex nonprofits. Broaden your perspective of nonprofit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework.

Growth in the nonprofit sector continues to outpace the rest of the economy, creating a variety of new management opportunities. With an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University, you will have the opportunity to quickly take charge of your career and develop the skill set required to lead a nonprofit organization and have a far-reaching impact on your community.

Choose from a range of nonprofit managerial careers, including:

  • Policy analyst
  • Director of policy
  • Government relations officer
  • Program director
  • Director of development
  • Volunteer manager
  • Program manager
  • Program specialist

Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

For more information about our Public Administration degree programs, financial aid, tuition and scholarships request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

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*Nonprofit employment statistics cited in the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ report“Employment in America’s Charities: A Profile,” 2006.

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