Compare 4 MScs in NPO

A Master of Science, or MSc, is one of the two most common master’s degree designations; the other being the Master of Arts. Generally achieved within two to three years’ time, many students choose to pursue this degree to enhance career opportunities and earning potential.

Just what is an MSc in NPO? The nonprofit sector has experienced considerable growth in recent years, leading many in the field to pursue master’s degrees as a means of advancing their careers. This relatively new master’s degree program emphasizes skills of relevance to professionals who hold management and leadership roles within the nonprofit sector. While there is some degree of variation among nonprofit organization master’s degree programs, students should expect thorough review and study of areas like strategic finance, accounting for nonprofit organizations, ethics and human resources considerations, and nonprofit governance and law, among other areas.  

Most Master of Science in Nonprofit Organization degree-holders earn higher salaries than those in the field with bachelor’s degrees, or those without degrees. They are also more likely to assume upper-level positions within nonprofit organization administration and related fields than those lacking advanced degrees. Graduates of these programs are also prepared to continue their education and pursue doctorate degrees, if desired.

There is substantial variation in the cost of nonprofit organization and management master’s degree programs. Students are encouraged to consult each school they are considering for current tuition rates and information.

The number of nonprofit and philanthropic entities around the world has exploded in recent years, enhancing job prospects for those with advanced nonprofit organization or management degrees. Many graduates of these programs go on to work in education, social services, community development and planning or government. Others become entrepreneurs or advocates for various nonprofit or social service organizations.

Bachelor’s degree-holders interested in furthering their education and expanding their career opportunities within the nonprofit sector are encouraged to explore our database for available nonprofit master’s degree programs around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.


4 Results in NPO Filter

M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship

University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business
Campus Full-time 1 year August 2019 USA Mount Vernon

The University of Baltimore's M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship leverages the expertise of the Merrick School of Business and the College of Public Affairs to provide you with a comprehensive education that addresses not just effective management but the forward-thinking initiatives of social enterprise.

MSc in Social Enterprise

University of Stirling
Campus Full-time Part-time 12 - 20 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This Masters in Social Enterprise helps to meet the ongoing challenges of commercial viability, innovation and sustainability. It’s a new and exciting course aimed at professionals working within social enterprises, advisors, officials, development officers and sector representatives. The course is also a good choice for anyone wishing to develop a career or an interest in social enterprise.

Master of Science in Research Administration

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part-time 1 - 5 years September 2019 USA Washington

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the US, and internationally.

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Walden University
Campus Online Full-time Part-time 2 years August 2019 USA USA Online + 2 more

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program.