Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership
This program has been discontinued. We are no longer admitting students to the MS in Nonprofit Leadership.
Fordham’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership program offers a skills-focused graduate degree designed for leaders and managers in the nonprofit sector. This innovative Masters brings together the academic excellence of Fordham’s top-ranked Graduate School of Social Service with the mission-driven expertise and experience of chief executive officers who serve in a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Supported by expert faculty and comprehensive academic resources, the program emphasizes the development of sophisticated management, business and leadership skills with a focus on social justice and organizational change.
- Emphasis on the development of practical skills and knowledge
- Deep commitment to the values of social justice
- Strong focus on leadership
- Curriculum that covers ethics, organizational culture, fiscal management, resource assessment, fundraising, executive board relations, social innovation, organizational change, and more
- Learning labs, taught by leadership mentors, that help you translate theory into real-world application
- One-year, 30-credit program designed for working professionals
- Hybrid program that improves workload flexibility and work-school-life balance
- Three on-campus courses
- Learning labs on Saturdays (every other week for seven sessions) that correlate to leadership courses
- Three fully online courses that are asynchronous (no live instruction time), allowing you to access the material and structure your learning at your own pace
As a graduate of Fordham’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership, you’ll be an ideal candidate for positions in a variety of settings, from healthcare to social service agencies to the arts. Possible positions include:
- Chief executive officer
- Director of programs
- Director for individual giving or events
- Chief board relations officer
- Senior operations manager