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Master of Nonprofit Management Program Overview

** Please note that we are currently waiving the GRE requirement for applicants to our program. For more information please submit the form below.

 
 

 

The School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree. The mission of the Master of Nonprofit Management Program is to provide students, in a climate of inclusiveness, with the critical, analytical, managerial, and operational education necessary to inform theory and practice of effective service delivery in a nonprofit environment.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the annual salary of a person in a management or professional occupation within the nonprofit sector averages $71,011.

The Master of Nonprofit Management (M.N.M.) degree program was designed as a professional degree to meet the unique needs of the nonprofit sector. It is open to pre-service students as well as managers and leaders in human services, fine and performing arts, and cultural, educational, community development, religious, environmental and other nonprofit organizations. The curriculum recognizes the special concerns of nonprofit organizations in such areas as: management of volunteers and professionals; resource development and fundraising; governance by volunteer boards of trustees and directors; management of multiple sources and types of funding; unique legal and regulatory issues; special values of service, community and charity; and the unique demands of nonprofit leadership.

The MNM degree requires successful completion of 33 credit hours of 5000- or 6000-level courses. Of these, there are 21 required credit hours (7 courses) and 12 elective credit hours (4 courses). Students who do not have nonprofit work experience must complete an internship as one of their elective courses. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, other career prospects in the nonprofit sector include:

  • Social and Community Service Managers

    • Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.  

    • Average annual salary (2019) $67,150.

  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

    • Employment of public relations and fundraising managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of public relations managers will be driven by the need for organizations to maintain their public image, especially with the growth of social media. The need to raise funds for nonprofit organizations will require more fundraising managers.  

    • Average annual salary (2019) $116,180.


For any questions regarding the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program, please contact Dr. Robin Larson (Program Coordinator) via email at rlarson2@fau.edu.