Sep 26, 2022
Receiving the Masters of Nonprofit Leadership (MNL) from Pacific University prepares you to successfully build the capacity of nonprofit organizations as a follower, team member, and leader. The MNL is designed for the working professional seeking advancement in the nonprofit profession, career changers, and recent graduates interested in entering the nonprofit profession.
- Increase understanding and application of leadership theories and practices to self and with others specific to the nonprofit profession.
- Develop and practice leadership, followership, and team skills in the context of a nonprofit organization and its community.
Foundations of Nonprofits in the Community and Society
- Integrate the changing roles of the nonprofit within the community it serves and its responsibilities to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.
- Establish connections with the nonprofit sector’s evolution and future for mission-based organizations.
- Create programs and services that are relevant to the mission and community served.
- Apply best nonprofit fiscal practices, policies, and procedures.
- Achieve financial sustainability through integration of sound fiscal practices, fund raising, and earned income.
Leadership in Action
- Advance the organization’s capacity through a positive and supportive culture.
- Champion strategic processes that lead to focus, priorities, and mission attainment.
- Build the capacity of people to achieve, prosper, and fulfill their goals.
- Integrate leadership among staff, volunteers, board, and community members.
- Build collaborations and partnerships that result in greater impact.
- Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.
- A grade point average of 3.0 or above.
- Internship or practicum coursework in nonprofit, civic or social impact profession at the undergraduate or graduate level; or work (paid or volunteer) experience in nonprofit, civic, or social impact professions.
- No state or national exams are required.
- Submit the standard application form for Pacific University’s graduate program.
- Please submit a 350-500 word paper that responds to “why are you interested in the Masters of Nonprofit at Pacific University?”
- Arrange to have your official transcripts forwarded from your undergraduate degree.
- Provide 2 current recommendations (link to form) completed by professional contacts that can attest to your ability to succeed in a graduate program.
- You may submit applications at any time.
- Full time cohort is open now until October 31. The full time 13 month cohort begins in January.
- Part time students can submit applications for starting the next semester/term.
- Applicants will receive acknowledgement that their applications have been received and acceptance/non-acceptance into the program within 4 weeks of submission.