36 semester hours
The Master of Science (MS) in Nonprofit Management focuses on individuals with an interest in learning more about the nonprofit industry. The design of the program is to meet the needs of practicing executives in nonprofit settings and for students who seek to learn about managing and leading a nonprofit entity with business acumen. The program is offered completely online to meet the schedule of the busy professional.
The courses are offered in the fast-track format. With only 12 courses required in the program, full time students can complete the degree in four semesters.
Students in the program will also have the opportunity to work with their instructor to determine and develop a project that will be developed throughout the program. The project will cover components addressed throughout the program and will emphasize effective and efficient management of a nonprofit organization.
The MS in Nonprofit Management program requires a commitment to an intensive educational experience as well as a considerable degree of independence and discipline. The online format assumes that adult students, given a structured set of learning objectives and a prescribed methodology, can independently master course content. Instructional contact hours are less than more traditional face-to-face programs. Most of the student’s work is teacher-directed learning outside the classroom. Some classes require team meetings for assigned projects outside of scheduled contact hours. Graduate business programs faculty expect students to complete work in a timely and professional manner.
Applications will be subject to the current Graduate Program Admissions Committee Approved Policies and Procedures.
Admission Application Requirements
In addition to the requirements for graduate admission into Our Lady of the Lake University, applicants will provide:
- Two references from persons knowledgeable about the student’s managerial and/or professional performance
Deadlines for submitting a completed application for the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program are as follows: