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Master of Nonprofit Managment

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. This is accomplished by learning the practical business and leadership skills needed to succeed in the public sector. Coursework topics include social entrepreneurship, nonprofit strategies, organizational behavior, and financial management. 

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

Contact us for more information: or (478) 757-5185.

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. 

Quick Facts

Entry Terms: August, October, January, March, June
Program Format: Available 100% Online
Tuition: $705/credit hour
Credit Hours: 36
Time to Completion: 14 months
Eligibility: Open to all genders



The application is free and takes 10 minutes or less to complete. Wesleyan College’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management program provides rolling admission. Applications and supporting material are reviewed upon submission throughout the year with a typical processing time of fewer than 3 weeks. 

Application Requirements
Part One: Submit your application

Online Application Portal 


Part Two: Requirements

Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an institutional accreditor, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale with a major or minor in business.* 

Students who have not majored or minored in business, must either take the GMAT and score at least 500, earn a B or higher in at least two prerequisite classes as assigned by the Program Director, or have at least three years of business management experience. Students from universities outside of the United States will be considered and are encouraged to contact the enrollment team for more details on international student requirements. 

*Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis

Part Three: Application Material

In addition to a completed application, applicants must provide the following: 

  • A curriculum vita or résumé 
  • Two letters of professional references (optional)
  • An official transcript from the institution from which a bachelor’s degree was earned.
Part 4: Application Review & Program Planning

After all application materials are received, an admissions interview will be scheduled with the program director. The final decision for admission to the program is made by the program director. Applicants will receive notification concerning their admission status following this meeting. 

If students have any questions on requirements, they are encouraged to contact the graduate enrollment team at 


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

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.


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/Text: (478) 227-0503


Wednesdays 5-6pm and Thursdays 11-12am

Meet the Faculty

Program courses are taught by experienced
faculty at the top of their field.
Dr. Selke and Dr. Clark
are available for information sessions
and casual coffee chats
by appointment at

Learn more about our business faculty
through their profiles.





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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 $705 per credit hour. 

Tuition and Financial Aid

Our Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program tuition is billed by the business office prior to the term starting. The program cost is $25,530 and includes tuition, textbooks, and the $150 graduation fee. 

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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