2021-2022 University Catalog

Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management program at Multnomah University will gain the management and leadership skills they need to prepare for a leadership position in the nonprofit sector.  Each course in the program seeks to integrate theory and practice in a way that will help students lead and serve in a dynamically changing and diverse workplace.  All courses will be taught from the perspective of a Christian worldview that embraces strong moral character as essential to the ethical practices that are necessary in building an effective mission-driven nonprofit organization.   

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management program will be able to:

  • Apply effective management and leadership principles in leading a successful nonprofit organization. (NM.1)
  • Employ effective interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills when interacting with others. (NM.2)
  • Describe how their Christian worldview influences their approach to leading an organization. (NM.3)
  • Build and lead diverse groups or teams that can accomplish organizational goals. (NM.4)
  • Implement and follow appropriate financial, legal, and ethical policies and practices that are typical for nonprofit organizations. (NM.5)
  • Understand the functions, processes, and strategies that are necessary in leading and growing a nonprofit organization. (NM.6)

Application Procedure

The priority deadline to apply for admission is March 1 for the Fall Semester and December 1 for Spring. Applications are welcome after that time and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis as space allows. The Admission Committee generally makes decisions on application files upon receipt of a signed M.A. in Nonprofit Management Application for Admission, including the admission essay and $40 application fee, two reference forms (a Christian Character Reference, and an Academic or Professional Reference), and official academic transcripts for all postsecondary coursework.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or a nationally accredited program that has the academic breadth required to ensure success academically in graduate studies at MU), with an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Evidence of a personal faith, having committed his/her life to Jesus Christ as personal Savior, and of a commitment to the mission and values of Multnomah University.
  • Evidence of capability to succeed academically and professionally.

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all general graduations requirements as listed in earlier in this section.
  • Complete required program credits with at least 15 credits earned at Multnomah.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  • Normally complete the program within a four-year period from the date of matriculation.

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