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Master of Science in Non Profit Management

Program Coordinator: Dr. Shiko Gathuo

Non-Profit Management Courses


For general admission requirements for graduate study please go to:

In addition to the general requirements, applicants to the Nonprofit Management program are selected on the basis of established experience in the nonprofit and public sectors as well as their career goals as articulated in their application essays.

The program has the following convenient features:

             A fulltime/part-time option
             An evening schedule to suit working professionals
             A rolling admission that allows students to start their studies in    
               any semester
             A 12-credit transfer allowance from other accredited graduate
             An opportunity to register for as many as 6 credits before
             Flexibility in choice of electives
             An opportunity to intern in a nonprofit organization
             Faculty of academics and nonprofit and public sector


Thirty-six (36) graduate credits broken down as follows:

             Twenty-one (21) core credits
             Nine (9) elective credits
             Six (6) capstone credits

Core Courses

            NM 901  The Nonprofit World: NGOs, the State & Civil Society
            NM 934  Ethics and Management of Human Resources
            NM 942  Organizational Theory
            NM 945  Financial Management
            NM 949  Strategic Leadership and Planning
            NM 951  Grant Writing
            NM 993  Marketing & Resource Development

Elective Courses

Students may choose any three electives offered in the program. They may also choose to do an Independent Study and/or an internship. The Independent Study and the Internship count as elective credits. Only one Independent Study may be taken during the student’s program of study. All electives, the Independent Study, and the Internship are three (3) credits each.

Capstone Project

NM 990, Action Research I & NM 991, Action Research II represent the Nonprofit Management program’s capstone experience, and the master’s thesis project. Students may take Action Research I after completing five (5) core courses. Action Research II is taken after the successful completion of Action Research I.

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