Master of Nonprofit Management

The M.S. in Nonprofit Management prepares graduates to become leaders in the public sector. Whether you are a career-changer or looking to advance in the field, our program empowers you to build on your passion for shaping and serving communities. 


Coursework topics include social entrepreneurship, nonprofit strategies, organizational behavior, and financial management. 

Embracing Your Busy Schedule

Wesleyan College’s nonprofit management program is 100% online. Students can complete the program in 14 months while maintaining their current schedule and lifestyle. Wesleyan College is on a five-term academic schedule with students taking two classes each term. Wesleyan’s goal is to provide a quality, academically rigorous education while reducing barriers to higher education. Our online experience is more than just videos and quizzes. Students can meet one-on-one with their professors, ask questions, and network with their peers from the comfort of home. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and our small class sizes encourage forming relationships that can last beyond graduation

Program Highlights
Program Highlights
  • Students are exposed to different perspectives in the six shared business core classes and are encouraged to network with their peers in business and other specializations like finance or marketing.
  • Wesleyan’s class sizes are small, meaning each student gets individualized instruction and opportunities to meet with their professors one-on-one.
  • GMAT or GRE scores are not required for most applicants. Our admission process is simple and accessible to reduce barriers to access higher education.
  • All required textbooks are included in the cost of tuition.
  • Upon program completion, students are prepared to become Green Belt Certified in Lean Six Sigma, a data-driven methodology rooted in statistics, waste reduction, and engineering principles that seek to improve work processes. Lean Green and Six Sigma Green training are included in the M.S. in Nonprofit Management program curriculum, which can give our community of students a competitive advantage in their careers.
Nonprofit Management Certificate

Nonprofit Management Certificate

12 credit hours | Delivery 100% online

Courses (select 4): Theory of Nonprofit Management, Fundraising in Nonprofits, Nonprofit Strategies, Social Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Volunteer Management


Wesleyan offers 23 certificate programs through our Coursera | Arcadeum partnership. Each certificate program costs $800 if enrolled in certificate programs only. Certificate coursework offers 4-10 courses in a self-paced online format, so you can learn at a pace that’s convenient for you. Most certificates can be completed in 3 to 10 months with only 3-6 hours of study each week.

Upon completing a Wesleyan Master’s degree all graduates have one year to complete a FREE certificate of their choosing.

Wesleyan believes in life-long learning and this exceptional graduate alumni benefit is our way of continuing to support your career.

Students in certificate programs can continue into degree seeking programs.

Application and Admission Requirements
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Requirements to submit:
  • professional resume or curriculum vita
  • official transcript from the institution from which a Bachelor's degree was earned

Applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in business with a 3.00 GPA on a 4-point scale must submit or complete one of the following:

  • have at least three years of business management experience shown on resume 
  • earn a B or higher in at least two prerequisite classes as assigned by the Program Director
  • a GMAT score of at least 500

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Application Review & Program Planning

After admission files are complete, the Graduate Program Director will review the file for admission. If candidates do not meet admission requirements, they will be requested to interview with the program director and submit two professional references.

If you have any questions on requirements, contact the graduate enrollment team at

Contact our Graduate Admission Office:
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Quick Facts

Entry Terms: August, January, May
Program Format: Available 100% Online
Tuition: $542/credit hour
Credit Hours: 36
Time to Completion: 14 months
Eligibility: Open to all genders



Wesleyan College can help you find the financial aid and payment plans that work best for you. Find out more about FAFSA steps for financial aid, third party reimbursement programs, billing process, payment deadlines and employer reimbursement options. 

BNP 613: Theory of
Nonprofit Management

The course will provide an introduction of management and leadership issues in the world of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit businesses have a unique standing in the world of business where they rely on voluntary exchanges to obtain revenue and resources such as donors, the government, or one group to provide clients or beneficiaries with their services. Understanding who leads, the decision-making process, and other executive functions are vital to nonprofit success.


Summer Commencement Graduates

“The opportunity to share perceptions, insights, and challenges with professionals from many different industries was really valuable for me. Just being able to discuss a real-world challenge with members of my cohort – successful men and women with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and goals– helped me improve my family business. That network of support continues long after graduation.”

- Adrian Harmon, MBA ‘09

Career Outlook

Achieving your dream of growing a nonprofit can be personally and financially rewarding. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are approximately 1.3 million 501(c)3 organizations based in the United States, and nonprofit organizations account for 5-10% of the United States’ economy. Graduates can become more than knowledgeable employees in nonprofit or government work. Earning an M.S. in Nonprofit Management opens doors to higher managerial positions and gives students the business skills to start their own nonprofit organizations or foundations. 


Chat with Admissions

At Wesleyan College, we care about
our graduates and their experience.
Whether you hope to learn more
about Wesleyan’s M.S. in Nonprofit
Management program or are
already in the application process,
the graduate enrollment team
is available to answer any questions.

 Call: (478) 757-3994


Meet the Faculty

Program courses are taught by experienced
faculty at the top of their field.

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Lean Six Sigma

Wesleyan College offers a green belt curriculum as part of the business programs. Certification is suggested. Those looking to become certified in Lean Six Sigma are responsible for the associated fees.

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The Nonprofit Sector

Earning your degree in nonprofit management creates opportunities in a variety of nonprofit settings. Students should explore different nonprofits and meet with professionals working in fields like those listed below.

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Movement for Change

Succeeding in the nonprofit sector takes more than a love for service. What distinguishes an effective nonprofit professional is their adaptability. 


We work to make our tuition affordable for every student and don't hide extra cost in additional fees. Textbooks are included and the tuition cost is $542 per credit hour.

Tuition and Financial Aid

We work hard to make our tuition affordable for every student and don’t hide extra cost in additional fees. Textbooks are included and the tuition cost is $542 per credit hour. Our Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program tuition is billed by the business office prior to the term starting. The program cost is $19,500 and includes tuition, textbooks, and the $150 graduation fee. For those looking to partake in study abroad, there is a fee to cover travel expenses.

Earning a graduate degree is an investment in your future. To help you reach your educational goals, Wesleyan College's enrollment team and financial aid office are available to discuss options for financial support. The first step is to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Advancement (FAFSA). The most common method of payment for graduate students is through the federal student loan program.

Some employers may offer tuition reimbursement, and depending on your employment, you might qualify for the public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) program. If you are military or former military, you could also be eligible for tuition assistance through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) program, Veteran Affairs (VA), or Veteran Readiness and Employment.

Please contact us for more information about our graduate programs:

Additional specific costs may be considered as adjacent to cost of attendance, for more information contact the Financial Aid Office at or (478) 757-5205. 


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