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MS in Nonprofit Leadership Application Requirements

Do you think you may be a candidate for the Fordham MS in Nonprofit Leadership Program? Review our application requirements to find out.

Who Should Apply

  • Leaders of Nonprofits who wish to advance their management and leadership skills
  • Experienced organizational leaders and managers who aspire to start their own nonprofit organization
  • Mid-level managers looking to advance into leadership roles
  • Experienced direct service professionals who aspire to move into administrative and leadership roles
  • Experienced graduates of MSW and MBA programs who seek leadership roles in the nonprofit sector


  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a formal role in a for profit or nonprofit organization
  • Strong interest in developing sophisticated leadership skills that foster management excellence with a social justice approach to organizational and social change

Application Checklist

Online Application

Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Please submit your work experience in the form that best highlights your leadership skills and experience.

Personal Statement: Write about your interest in nonprofit leadership, what your future plans are as a nonprofit leader, and how this degree will help you get there.

One Professional Reference: Please provide a professional reference that attests to your work ethic and academic ability. Approved references are past and present employers, professors, internship supervisors, and approved volunteer coordinators.

Official Transcript(s): Please submit official transcripts to:
Fordham University
Graduate School of Social Service
Office of Admissions
113 West 60th Street, Suite 608
New York, NY 10023.

Application Fee: $60

Admission Deadline: Applications for the Summer 2019 term are now available. The deadline to apply is February 1st.


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