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M.S. Nonprofit Management

Management with a Mission

Mission driven?
So are we.

Columbia University M.S. Nonprofit Management

Located in New York City, the global center of the business and nonprofit world, Columbia's M.S. Nonprofit Management program prepares graduates to meet the challenge of measuring impact, doing more with less, and helping to meet unmet need here in the U.S. and around the world. The program's goal is that students gain the confidence, contacts, and knowledge needed to become effective and exemplary leaders in the nonprofit sector.

  • Our program is a hands-on, interactive, small-class environment in which everyone can learn and thrive.
  • Faculty are scholar-practitioners, who are leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
  • Students participate in a in-depth Capstone Project that pairs them with real-life clients to solve real-world challenges.
  • New courses include Social Design Thinking, Practitioner's Guide to Global Innovation, Global Challenges and the Common Good, and DEIA at Work: Leading Inclusive Organizations.
Program Options
Program Options Required Experience Course Formats Time Commitment
Master of Science (full‑time)

Professional experience or interest in mission-driven work


3 terms

Capstone Project

Fall intake only

Master of Science (part‑time)

Professional experience or interest in mission-driven work




Up to 6 terms

Capstone Project

Fall intake only

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As admissions to our programs are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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